Top Ten Meteor Impacts

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Many people don't realize that the moon was actually created due to a meteor impact. Find out about the top ten meteor impacts with help from an experienced education professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Eylene Pirez, and I'm an astrophysicist. And this is top 10 meteor impacts. So there's been a lot of impacts since the beginning of time. In fact the moon was created that way when we had an impact with something that was about half the size of the earth. The extinction of the dinosaurs was due to a meteor impact. And this is a list that I've compiled of some of the probably most known impacts that we can find here on earth. Vredefort and this is the oldest one. It's two billion years ago. And it is 280 kilometers across. It's very, very, very big. Sudbury this one's about two thousand million years ago, not as old. And then we have Chicxulub and then we have Woodleigh. Kara, Manicouagan,Popigai, Acraman, Chesapeake Bay. And then Pushexcha Katunki. And I'm sorry if I mispronounce a lot of these names. They're from very exotic places all over the world. My name is Eylene Pirez, and I'm an astrophysicist. And this is a list of about some of the 10 top impacts on earth.

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