Monday, February 18, 2013

Maps of Meteorite Impacts

Last Friday I blogged about Near Earth Objects (NEOs), space debris which come dangerously close to the Earth.  I mentioned how most objects are currently unknown.  Lo and behold, that day south-central Russia experienced an air burst which wounded over a thousand people.

I began to wonder if there is any online database of other meteorite impacts, making a cartography of where Earth and Space literally met with violent results.  The best two sites I can find are

Meteorite Size: Every Meteorite Fall on Earth Mapped
The Meteoritical Society's website which has a database of impacts.  The database is viewable in Google Earth.

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