Hunting For An Impact Crater In Scotland

  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Location/Format: Online
  • Presenter: Dr Mike Simms, National Museums Northern Ireland
  • Suitable for 14+

In some of Scotland’s most ancient rocks on the north-west coast there is a strange layer formed from material blasted out of a giant meteorite crater more than a billion years ago. How do we know how it formed, what can we discover about this event, and where is the impact crater itself? Join Mike Simms, a geologist at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, on a journey to find the missing crater.

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