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Mystery crater potentially caused by relative of dinosaur-killing asteroid

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

Uisdean Nicholson (opens in new tab) is an Associate Professor of Geoscience at Heriot-Watt University and lead author of the study describing the discovery. He is an expert in sedimentary and marine geology. Sean Gulick (opens in new tab) is a Research Professor of Geoscience at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies tectonic-climate interactions, the role of catastrophism in the geologic record and marine and planetary geophysical imaging. Veronica Bray is a Research Scientist at the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona. She studies impact cratering, channel formation, fracturing and landscape evolution on a variety of planetary bodies. The researchers are the authors of a recent study on the Chicxulub impact.



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