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Massive impact crater from a kilometer-wide iron meteorite discovered in Greenland

by University of Copenhagen

The crater measures more than 31 km in diameter, corresponding to an area bigger than Paris, and placing it among the 25 largest impact craters on Earth. The crater formed when a kilometer-wide iron meteorite smashed into northern Greenland, but has since been hidden under nearly a kilometer of ice.

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