Thursday, March 13, 2008

Meteorite Crater Near Lake Titicaca in Peru Lures Tourists

One of the strangest events to have happened recently in connection with extraterrestrial objects is the impact site or crater made by a meteorite that crashed in Peru. It has left a huge crater that filled with water and released noxious fumes that sickened the people of a nearby village. It almost seems like a science-fiction movie, but it's real and is now making the area a tourist attraction, in spite of the effects of the crater. View the videos that follow.

Read about asteroid impact craters on Earth and learn how scientists identify landscape features (like the one in Pangasinan in the Philippines) as such, by clicking here.

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