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Crater in Mazsalaca, Latvia

Posted by feww on October 26, 2009

Image of the Day:

The Mazsalaca Impact Crater, Latvia

Authorities in Latvia said the 15-m crater near the northern town of Mazsalaca was probably caused by a meteorite.  Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

A Hoax?

Geologist Dainis Ozols of North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve says “the object in Mazsalaca, thought to be a meteorite, is merely smoky ember of chemical elements” and that   the wide crater formed around it is man-made.

Not a Hoax!

Uldis Nulle, the head of geology department at Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center believes that a meteorite created the crater,  a report said.

To solve the mystery, two geologists and two astronomers have since traveled to the Mazsalaca site to examine the crater.

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