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    Wow, looks like Mars has been pounded with some nasty stuff.
     
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    Amazing stuff---and expensive !!
     
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    As has most of the solar system! We don't see it here on Earth because weather and erosion has removed most traces... but there are a few examples of impact sites on Earth....

    Winslow Crater - Arizona
    Crater Lake - Oregon

    http://geology.com/meteor-impact-craters.shtml
     
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    Are you sure about Crater Lake?- I thought
    it was volcanic.
     
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    You're right... I stand corrected!!!

    To make up for it, I'll add the Tunguska event in 1908 which leveled 2,150 square kilometers of forest

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
     
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    Interesting to note the meteorite strikes are mostly in the equitorial belt...
     

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