Earth in Space
This Meteor Impact Shattercone rock provides fascinating evidence of ancient cosmic collisions, Image Credit: J. Stoker
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Space may be the final frontier... but there is SO much to learn about how Earth fits into its complex and miraculous systems, and the clues are in the Rocks! This badge never fails to fascinate all ages of Juniors!
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About the image on this page
The rock pictured is a Shattercone structure, from the Kentland Impact Crater area in Indiana. When a meteor struck the area, millions of years ago, it pulverized the sedimentary bedrock. The particles then re-formed in strange structures such as this. The Quarry manager in the photo kneels beside a large Shattercone, showing points of impact pressure. See optional supplementary materials included in this Earth in Space badge for more on this subject.)
Image Credit: Joan Stoker