Famous Asteroid Collisions in History: Highlighting significant asteroid impacts throughout history.

Chicxulub Impact

The Chicxulub impact in Mexico, about 66 million years ago, is linked to the extinction of the dinosaurs and significant ecological changes.

Tunguska Event

The Tunguska event in 1908 resulted in a massive explosion over Siberia, flattening trees across an area of 2,000 square kilometers.

Barringer Crater

Also known as Meteor Crater, this Arizona impact site was formed around 50,000 years ago by a nickel-iron meteorite.

Sikhote-Alin Meteorite

In 1947, a massive meteorite exploded over Russia, scattering thousands of fragments across the Sikhote-Alin mountains.

Henbury Craters

These craters in Australia are the result of a meteorite shower about 4,700 years ago, leaving a series of distinctive craters.

Vredefort Crater

One of the largest known impact structures on Earth, located in South Africa, formed over two billion years ago.

Sutter's Mill Meteorite

Fragments from this meteorite, which exploded over California in 2012, provided valuable insights into the early solar system.

Bolide of 1490

Historians believe a large meteorite struck Earth in 1490, possibly creating the Kaali crater in Estonia.

Wabar Craters

Located in Saudi Arabia, these impact craters were formed by a meteorite strike around 2900 BCE.

Campo del Cielo Meteorite

This famous meteorite shower occurred over Argentina around 4,000–5,000 years ago, leaving a field of iron meteorites.