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The wonder of the Tswaing Crater

Some 220 000 years ago a meteorite half a soccer field in diameter, travelling at 4 000 kilometres per hour, struck north-east South Africa and exploded with the impact of 100 atomic bombs. The result was the Tswaing Meteorite Crater, just over one kilometre in diameter, now a spectacular natural wonder.
Visitors marvel at South Africa's natural wonder

Heritage agency charts new course

The South African Heritage Resources Agency is leading the field with its ground-breaking Sahris system, an online portal for research and management of the country’s heritage.
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Trekker site gets heritage status

Vredefort warns of future impacts

Vredefort warns of future impacts

Meteorite Impact!, co-authored by Uwe Reimold and Roger Gibson, explains how South Africa's massive Vredefort crater is teaching scientists worldwide about the danger of similar events in the future.
The Tswaing Meteorite Crater

The Tswaing Meteorite Crater

If an object the size of half a soccer field hit the earth at 4 000 kilometres per hour hundreds of thousands of years ago, what would you expect to find?

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