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World's biggest meteorite field found in Egypt
www.chinaview.cn 2004-10-12 14:46:44

    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 Egyptian-Lebanese border.

    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)

 

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