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Nordlingen Germany Town Built Inside A Meteorite Crater

Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 06:03 PM
The town of Nordlingen in the Donau-Ries district of Bavaria, Germany, a pretty medieval town with a population of 20,000, is situated entirely inside a massive meteorite crater 25 km across. This crater, called the Nördlinger Ries, was formed some 14.5 m. years ago when a meteor about a mile across slammed into Earth. It was only less than 50 years ago that evidence emerged which established the true origin of this town. Earlier, it was believed that the depression in the earth was a volcanic crater.
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