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Hickman Crater in Western Australia

Traces of outer space were the last thing on geologist Arthur Hickman's mind as he trawled Google Earth's satellite imagery, and yet, that's exactly what he found At 260m wide and 30m deep, this almost perfectly circular hole in Western Australia's Hamersley Range is the country's most recently confirmed meteorite impact structure. It was named appropriately, although still unofficially, after Arthur, who discovered it in 2007.
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Geologist Arthur Hickman has had a crater named after him.
He discovered the meteorite crater, now named Hickman Crater, near to the town of Newman in the Hamersley Ranges, Western Australia, while he was using Google earth.
Dr Hickman notified his colleague Dr Andrew Glickson at the Australian National University, who confirmed the find.

Our best estimate at the moment is that the crater is 10,000 to 100,000 years old - Dr Arthur Hickman.

Dr Glickson calculated that the meteorite impact generated the equivalent of 200,000 to 300,000 tonnes of TNT to create the 270 wide crater.

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Hickman Crater
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Longitude: 23 2'12.69"S, Latitude: 11940'59.94"E

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