An Impactite is rock created or modified by one or more impacts of a meteorite. Impactites are considered metamorphic rock, because their source materials were modified by the heat and pressure of the impact. On Earth, impactites are made primarily of modified terrestrial material, sometimes with pieces of the original meteorite.
A meteorite believed to be 10 to 16 kilometres in diameter hurtles from space striking the area now known as Sudbury, Ontario. An impact crater 250 kilometres wide is created, which forms the second biggest known crater on our planet.
Miramar Froth, from the sea cliffs of Argentina. It was produced by the impact of a huge meteorite about 1.5 million years ago.
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