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South Africa's Vredefort Dome, a Unesco World Heritage site, has jumped another hurdle and is nearer to being formally protected under local law after an agreement was signed between the government and landowners in the area.
"It's like being in the Bermuda Triangle," says Rodger Hart of the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Science. Graham P Collins of Scientific American magazine examines the strange magnetic anomolies of the Vredefort Dome, the oldest and largest clearly visible meteorite impact site in the world.
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.