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CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen completed yesterday a geology expedition with Western Universitys Centre for Space Science and Exploration (CPSX) at the Tunnunik meteorite impact crater on Victoria Island in the High Arctic. Canadas Earth observation satellite RADARSAT-2 also had a role to play in the expedition.
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Victoria Island impact crater lures scientists, astronauts

Scientists are hoping a detailed investigation of the Tunnunik impact crater - a 45-kilometre-wide rock-covered depression on the High Arctic's Victoria Island - can help explain how the planetary-like landscape was formed.
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Google earth file: Prince Albert impact crater.kmz (1kb, kmz)

Latitude: 72°31'47.81"N, Longitude: 114° 0'6.69"W

Ed ~ updated location



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Massive Meteorite Crater Found in Canadian Arctic

Measuring about 25 kilometres across, the formation was named the Prince Albert impact crater after the peninsula where it was discovered. Researchers don't know exactly when it was created, but evidence suggests the crater is between 130 million and 350 million years old, according to a statement from the University of Saskatchewan.
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25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater found in Canadian Arctic

Canadian researchers say they've discovered a 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic.
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Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) have discovered a massive meteor impact from millions of years ago in Canada's western Arctic. Located on the northwestern part of Victoria Island, the impact crater, or astrobleme, is about 25 kilometres wide and is Canada's thirtieth known site. They've named the new discovery the Prince Albert impact crater, after the peninsula where it occurred.
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Canadian astronaut prepares for mission in the High Arctic

It turns out the remote Arctic is a good place to learn about the moon.
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen is preparing for international missions to the moon or Mars by studying a suspected meteorite impact site 26 kilometres wide near Collinson Inlet on the Northwest Territories side of Victoria Island, a two-hour flight from Cambridge Bay.

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Ed ~ The discovery of shatter cones means that it is an impact structure.



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Google earth file: Kitlineq impact crater.kmz (1kb, kmz)

 Latitude: 72°13'37.58"N, Longitude: 110°28'59.19"W

Ed ~ Rough location



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 Western geologist assists astronaut on future missions

Western University planetary geologist Gordon 'Oz' Osinski and his research team will be joined by Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen in the Canadian Arctic to investigate a possible new meteorite impact crater which, in turn, will help prepare for future international missions to the Moon or Mars. Hansen's next small step before his giant leap is receiving hands-on field geology training on Victoria Island (or Kitlineq), a remote part of the Canadian Arctic. Thanks to collaboration between the CSA and Western's Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Hansen will join Osinski and his research team to investigate reports of a new suspected meteorite impact crater.
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