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Google Earth Map Showing Meteor Impact Craters
paxdan
post Dec 6 2005, 05:52 PM
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Google maps showing Meteor Impact Craters. Pretty neat stuff.
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post Dec 6 2005, 08:07 PM
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Yeah,
Pretty neat stuff.

Though, for those that prefer to use Google Earth (the .exe)

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlcat34/Craters.htm

There is better coverage...
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Jyril
post Dec 6 2005, 08:28 PM
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It's badly incomplete. Google Earth in turn has most craters marked several times.


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post Dec 6 2005, 08:59 PM
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QUOTE (Jyril @ Dec 6 2005, 08:28 PM)
It's badly incomplete.
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Agreed, I see Odessa, Texas (visible in Google Earth at 31 45.40 N, 102 28.74 W) is missing and probably 30 or 40 others


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post Dec 6 2005, 09:16 PM
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Many more. For example, all European, Russian, and South American craters are missing.


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post Dec 7 2005, 06:48 AM
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Perhaps the one best resources is this Google Earth placemark located here which contains about 175 locations for known impact craters. If you have Google Earth installed and click on the "Open the Placemark" file, it will list and show all those locations on the GE globe, along with the diameter and approximate age.

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.ph...re&Number=30566

Also, here is a full impact tour with overlays:

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.ph...er/71111/page/0
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Steffen
post Jan 9 2006, 07:02 AM
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That Google Earth application is really ashtonishing !!!
http://earth.google.com/downloads.html
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post Jan 13 2006, 07:30 PM
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QUOTE (Steffen @ Jan 8 2006, 11:02 PM)
That Google Earth application is really ashtonishing !!!
http://earth.google.com/downloads.html
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Mac users (if you are running Tiger 10.4) might want to try that link again now... biggrin.gif


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post Feb 23 2006, 05:47 AM
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I don't always keep up with this thread because Google Earth is _so_ slow on my dialup connection, but it is pretty amazing. I thought some of you might be interested in this news I just received in a Google Friends newsletter.

"Google Friends Newsletter
February 2006

February salutations to Google Friends everywhere. We hope you enjoy this update on Google services and new products. At the bottom of this message, you'll find details on subscribing to or canceling this newsletter.

POWER TIP
Winter Games Enhanced
We've updated Google Earth and Google Local with high resolution imagery of the area surrounding Torino, Italy, home of the 2006 Winter Games. With Google Earth installed, click on the KMZ file for Olympic Venues, which will load placemarks for all the major sites at the Games. To really appreciate the scenery, be sure to enable the Terrain layer and take advantage of the tilt view control in Google Earth:
We've also generated street maps for Torino, which are available in the Google Maps API for those of you interested in creating Winter Games mashups.
http://earth.google.com
http://local.google.com (search on 'Turin' or 'Torino')

This Google Blog post features even more Games-related news:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/02/gamesmanship.html ..."
I haven't tried it, since my pipeline is more like a capillary tube, but if I know Google, they should be pretty nice views, and some of you in the lucky countries can ply your skills to win the Fiat Sedici mentioned in the last link.


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post Mar 6 2006, 12:04 PM
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Space.com are reporting a large impact crater 'discovered in eygpt' by Farouk El-Baz et al. I imagine that name will be familar to those who have read Chaikin's 'A Man on the Moon'. A quick google shows yep it's the same guy smile.gif

edit: i've added a link to google maps showing the crater. I found it in about thirty seconds based on the description in the article "Western Desert of Egypt at the border with Libya"

makes you wonder how much other stuff is to be discoverd
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post Mar 6 2006, 06:47 PM
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http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile1435...uika-crater.htm

ohmy.gif I have never heard of this?!? Wow, a 20 km crater formed in 1443. blink.gif Anyone know of any good links for info on this?!?

EDIT: Did some google searches. Looks like this is complete garbage (I figured as such, an impact of that size would be kinda noticeable.


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post Mar 6 2006, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE (volcanopele @ Mar 6 2006, 11:17 PM) *
Did some google searches. Looks like this is complete garbage (I figured as such, an impact of that size would be kinda noticeable.


LOL,
i posted that garbage...

Take it from me that the evidence is there....(yes really)


Hum,
i found this in a few clicks

random link
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post Mar 6 2006, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE (blobrana @ Mar 6 2006, 12:18 PM) *
LOL,
i posted that garbage...

Take it from me that the evidence is there....(yes really)
Hum,
i found this in a few clicks

random link

Okay, not garbage, but it certainly is controversial, particularly on the age of the impact, and the connection to south pacific tsunamis in the 15th Century.


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post Mar 6 2006, 10:53 PM
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Hum,
Well i suppose that the relatively recent date may shock a few people, and that it have been controversial a few years ago...
But, Dallas Abbott of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) and her colleagues analysed melt water from nine samples taken from the West Antarctic Siple Dome ice core that date between 1440 and 1448 A.D. and found high values of potassium and calcium as well as impact glass, microcrystalline magnetite, minerals and five microfossils corresponding to the 1443 A.D. level.
Several pieces of evidence point to Mahuika as the source ...


http://www.earth2class.org/k12/w8_s2004/content.htm
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/artic...8/8meteor_2.htm
http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/ccc/cc120403.html
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post Mar 7 2006, 08:31 AM
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Farouk El-Baz gave a talk at a planetary science meeting I was at in the early 80's, probably, more a travelogue than a science talk. May have been a dinner or other non-session presentation.

He had led (I believe) a major comparative planetology expedition to "Chinese Mongolia" or some nearby deserts in the far interior northwest of China. This was an international expedition, not long after "red" China had re-opened to outsiders. The locals, probably Uighur or another Turkic ethnicity, knew each other and their ethnic chinese overlords, but had had no contact with true outsiders. They were apparently totally blown away by how DIFFERENT the various visitors were from each other. Americans of various ethnicities, including a black planetary geologicst, an Egyptian arab.... I don't know who all.

Farouk's a really nice guy, a solidly good scientist, one hell of an international organizer... I hope to <bleep> he writes an autobiography someday.
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