Thursday, September 20, 2007

A view of the crater caused by a meteorite crash in Peru


A view of the crater caused by a meteorite crash in the southern Peruvian town of Carangas, near the border with Bolivia.

Hundreds of people in Peru are reported to be feeling sick after an object from space, believed to be a meteorite, crashed to Earth.The incident took place on Saturday night, when people near Carancas in the remote Puno region, some 1,300km (800 miles) south of the Peruvian capital, Lima, reported seeing a fireball in the sky coming towards them.

The object then hit the ground, leaving a 30m (98ft) wide and 6m (20ft) deep crater.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7001897.stm