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Friday, December 19, 2008

 

Impact Craters in Google Earth

While I'm on the subject of useful programs for amateur astronomy, Google earth has a number of useful features. You can get databases of impact structures (such as the Arcaman crater in South Australia pictures).

There are about 25 impact structures in Australia, ranging from the 90 Km Acraman structure to much smaller ones, here's a partial list
http://www.unb.ca/passc/ImpactDatabase/austr.html

See also http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/trek/4wd/Over11.htm

A google earth KML for incorporating impact structures in google earth http://www.thinklemon.com/pages/ge
Here is the Australian edition http://www.thinklemon.com/ge/impact-australia.kmz

There is also a more extensvie database maintained by the Impact Field Studies Group.

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