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Name: David E.
Status: other
Grade: other
Location: NY
Country: USA
Date: N/A 


Question:
Is there a map that charts over the history of the earth where meteors have hit?



Replies:
Dear David:

Yes there certainly is. It appears every year in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Observer's Handbook. You can get one from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (see www.rasc.ca), and maybe from Sky & Telescope Magazine, though I am not sure about that one.

Good luck!

All the best

David H. Levy Ph. D.


David

Here is an interesting Internet site that shows a distribution of meteor strikes in the world:

http://geology.com/meteor-impact-craters.shtml

Of course the distribution will be skewed towards areas that are inhabited by humans because meteor strikes can't be found by people if there are not any people in the area.

This is not a complete map because I know of several meteor strike sites that are not on this map.

You might be able to find more maps by going to http://www.google.com and searching for "meteor strike sites".

Sincere regards,
Mike Stewart



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