The 15-million-year-old NÃ¶rdlinger Ries is an asteroid impact crater filled with lake sediments. A research team led by the GÃ¶ttingen University has now discovered a volcanic ash layer in the crater. In addition, they show that the ground under the crater is sinking in the long-term, which provides important insights about craters on Mars, such as those currently being explored by the NASA Curiosity and Perseverance Rovers. Results were in the Journal of Geophysical Research Planets.
Asteroid crater on Earth provides clues about Martian craters
- 8. 4 2021 (06:00)