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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

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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