BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- A team of French and
Egyptian scientists say they've discovered the biggest meteorite field on Earth.
The meteorite site, with more than
a hundred traces of crashed meteorites has been found in the region of the
A spokesman of the French scientific research center
CNRS, says the meteorite shower remains had hit the earth about 50 million years
ago and covered the territory of 5,000 square kilometers.
Craters ranging from 20 meters to one kilometer in
diameter have been created as a result of the clash. Meteorite remains are
buried at an 80-meter depth.
Until recently, an Argentine meteorite field of 60
square kilometers has been considered the biggest in the world. Enditem
(Text: CRIENGLISH.com; Photo: space.lamost.org)