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Why Morocco loves its meteorites

In Morocco's High Atlas mountains, the twin lakes of Isli and Tislit (nicknamed the Moroccan Romeo and Juliet) have an unusual origin. Abderrahmane Ibhi from Ibn Zohr University in Agadir found strong evidence in 2013 that they were impact craters, formed when an asteroid hurtling towards Earth split in two about 40,000 years ago.
It has been home to several rare finds, too. The most famous - the Martian meteorite of Tissint - blasted through the night sky in July 2011, scattering pieces that were collected over the following months. It's one of five rocks from the Red Planet ever to be found on Earth, and the first to carry traces of Martian soil.

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Meteorite: a double impact crater discovered in Morocco

A group of Moroccan geologists announced the discovery of a double impact crater, the result of a meteorite fall that occurred 40,000 years ago, they said. Located in the Moroccan High Atlas, the present two craters were "hidden" in two lakes, Isli and Tislit Imilchil.
It is a remarkable discovery that was unveiled by the team of Professor Abderrahmane Ibhi Ibn Zuhr University of Agadir in Morocco. These researchers revealed a double impact crater from a meteorite fall in the Imilchil region. A discovery was made by chance...

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