Scientists discover largest asteroid impact zone in Queensland, Australia

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Scientists have discovered the largest asteroid impact zone on earth.

The discovery was concluded after scientists identified two collision sites in Queensland, Australia.

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Researchers from Australian National University said they have discovered a 400km-wide zone believed to have been caused by a meteorite splitting in two millions of years ago.

The findings have been published in the academic journal Tectonophysics and revealed the twin domes discovery during drilling as part of a geothermal research on the borders of South Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory.

Researchers say the mega-crash would have destroyed anything in its path – “The two asteroids must each have been over 10 kilometers across – it would have been curtains for many life species on the planet at the time,” the statement read.

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Speculation into the event time frame puts the massive impact at 300 to 600 million years ago.

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