Massive Asteroid Strike in South Africa

052 This date in the Diary of the Universe is yet to be written in detail, but covers the time 2,023,000,000 years ago when a massive asteroid slammed into South Africa making the largest crater in the earth’s history, some 300 kilometres across.

There is only one crater in our whole solar system that is larger and that is to be found on Mars. Details of this event, put in context of the appropriate period in the Earth’s history will be updated soon.

To be continued…..