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Tough meteorite made a big impact

The blast from the Peruvian 2007 impact was the same as two tons of TNT

Scientists have crunched the numbers for the September 2007 meteorite that landed in the Andes and suggest that the larger than normal impact crater resulted from the object’s unusually high speed.

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