Impact Craters

World’s Oldest Known Impact Crater Confirmed In Australia

World’s Oldest Known Impact Crater Confirmed In Australia

A 70-kilometre-wide impact structure in the Australian Outback has been dated to 2.2 billion years old, making it the oldest known asteroid crater on Earth. Fascinatingly, this asteroid likely plunged into a massive ice sheet, triggering a global-scale warming period.

Evidence Of A Gigantic Impact Crater Found Off Scottish Coast

Evidence Of A Gigantic Impact Crater Found Off Scottish Coast

Some 1.2 billion years ago, an asteroid measuring over 1 kilometre wide smashed into northwest Scotland. Trouble is, scientists aren’t sure exactly where the meteorite struck, as traces of the crater are long gone. With new research, however, scientists are starting to hone in on the impact zone.