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A Wild Visitor From Deep Space

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

 

Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Henbury Craters - Australia

Date: July 2015

Comments: 2

Seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day. From the photographer: "More than 4000 years ago this remote in-land area of Australia was hit by over a dozen fragments of huge meteorites. The largest body left a 180-meter crater, and the rest made smaller holes. The site of Henbury Craters in Northwest Territories was indeed one of the darkest places I have been to. Looking 360 degrees around the horizon the only "light dome" visible was a gentle glow a few degrees over the southern horizon which soon turned out to be the Large Magellanic Cloud!" Babak Tafreshi, Dreamview.net
Read more about this image on Bad Astronomy blog by Phil Plait.

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