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10 Earth impact craters you must see

Space Logo By Daisy Dobrijevic of Space | Slide 1 of 11:            Planet Earth holds some of the strangest, natural tourist destinations in the solar system.                                         Earth is perpetually bombarded with debris from outer space. Luckily for us, most of it burns up during entry through our atmosphere and we enjoy this bright burn in the night sky in the form of fleeting meteor showers. But on occasion, an object is so big it survives its entry through the atmosphere and it leaves its mark on the planet, literally.                                         According to the Planetary and Space Science Centre (PASSC) at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, there are 190 confirmed impact structures on Earth. Now, you can explore these incredible features yourself, both in real life or from the comfort of your own home via Google Earth.                                         Here, you can view the craters from different angles and, in some cases, even see what it looks like at the crater floor, from photographs submitted by those who have been fortunate enough to visit in person (Lonar Crater is one such example).                                        You can find each of the craters by typing in their name in the Google Earth search bar. You can also take a tour of the ten craters listed in this article with our very own Google Earth crater tour. Here you will find a list of the craters mentioned and you can visit each one by clicking on their name or by pressing "present."                                          (Pro tip: While either will work, it can be more exciting to view on a desktop with its larger screen rather than a mobile device.) 

Visit these Earth impact craters, even from the comfort of your own home

Planet Earth holds some of the strangest, natural tourist destinations in the solar system. 

Earth is perpetually bombarded with debris from outer space. Luckily for us, most of it burns up during entry through our atmosphere and we enjoy this bright burn in the night sky in the form of fleeting meteor showers. But on occasion, an object is so big it survives its entry through the atmosphere and it leaves its mark on the planet, literally. 

According to the Planetary and Space Science Centre (PASSC) at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, there are 190 confirmed impact structures on Earth. Now, you can explore these incredible features yourself, both in real life or from the comfort of your own home via Google Earth. 

Here, you can view the craters from different angles and, in some cases, even see what it looks like at the crater floor, from photographs submitted by those who have been fortunate enough to visit in person (Lonar Crater is one such example).

You can find each of the craters by typing in their name in the Google Earth search bar. You can also take a tour of the ten craters listed in this article with our very own Google Earth crater tour. Here you will find a list of the craters mentioned and you can visit each one by clicking on their name or by pressing "present."  

(Pro tip: While either will work, it can be more exciting to view on a desktop with its larger screen rather than a mobile device.) 

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