A Wild Visitor From Deep Space
Seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day. From the photographer: “More than 4000 years ago this remote in-land area of Australia was hit by over a dozen fragments of huge meteorites. The largest body left a 180-meter crater, and the rest made smaller holes. The site of Henbury Craters in Northwest Territories was indeed one of the darkest places I have been to. Looking 360 degrees around the horizon the only “light dome” visible was a gentle glow a few degrees over the southern horizon which soon turned out to be the Large Magellanic Cloud!” Read more about this image on Bad Astronomy blog by Phil Plait.