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A shaded relief image of the northwest corner of Mexico Yucatan Peninsula generated from NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission SRTM data, shows a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Credit: NASA/JPL.

David W. Brown wrote the following story in “Mental Floss” on April 20th 2017 after tracking down a lot of published sources of information.

When David Kring of the University of Arizona gave a presentation at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in 1991, he didn’t expect a packed crowd for his talk on the petrology of the Chicxulub Structure in the Yucatan, Mexico.

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Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: SSERVI Team/USRA-LPI

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