Satellite images of satellites reveal the catastrophic power of asteroids and meteors on Earth

They look like something you would see in a galaxy far away.

But these incredible satellite images show the destructive effects of asteroids and meteors carving on the surface of the earth, creating a number of strangely beautiful sites.

The world’s first atlas in various craters has interesting photos that are available all over the world.

Incredible satellite images show the devastating effect that asteroids and meteors have carved on the surface of the earth like shoe makers in Western Australia (Figure)

Features eye-catching images of the world's first atlas notch that can be found all over the world as a loner in India (Figure)

Features eye-catching images of the world’s first atlas notch that can be found all over the world as a loner in India (Figure)

The 600-page tome presents more than 200 sites formed by asteroids and comets in collisions with the planet, in high-resolution topographic maps and satellite images.

It includes detailed geological descriptions and photographs of catastrophic rocky landscapes.

Under the title Terrestrial Effects Structure, the two volumes contain ‘necessary details’ about each impact fragment, which is now missing from view.

Most craters last for thousands of years before being filled or eroded and can then be characterized by unique changes in the minerals of the ground from the shock wave created on the basis of impact.

Professor Thomas Kenkman, a co-author at the University of Freiburg in Germany, says: ‘The formation of grooves by asteroid and comet influences has been a fundamental process along the solar system.

The researchers used a short-orbital radar satellite called Tandem-X between 2010 and 2016 with an altitude of up to one meter, respectively.  Image: Manicuagan Hole in Quebec, Canada

The researchers used a short-orbital radar satellite called Tandem-X between 2010 and 2016 with an altitude of up to one meter, respectively. Image: Manicuagan Hole in Quebec, Canada

‘When the planets developed alongside their moons, these influences played an important role in enhancing the planetary defenses, forming the surface of the planetary body and later in their development.’

‘And the larger meteor effects ultimately affect the evolution of life on Earth.’

The researchers used a short-orbital radar satellite called Tandem-X between 2010 and 2016 with an altitude of up to one meter, respectively.

These measurements helped them model the digital terrain of each known cat, including the Canadian Manicuagan Crater, the Cerro do Zarau in Brazil, the shoe maker in Western Australia, and the Zweni-Fada in Chad in Africa.

Professor Kenkman says: ‘Over the last 50 years, lunar and interplanetary spaceflight have provided detailed maps of the old, impact-covered surfaces of our solar system’s neighbors.

Most holes, such as the ridge in Germany (Fig.) Last only a few thousand years before they were filled or eroded, and can then be characterized by unique changes in the minerals of the ground from the shock wave built on the impact.

Most holes, such as the ridge in Germany (Fig.) Last only a few thousand years before they were filled or eroded, and can then be characterized by unique changes in the minerals of the ground from the shock wave built on the impact.

‘For Earth, the zero record of global impact represents only a fraction of the bombing that our planet had to endure.’

The books introduce readers to the basic principles of effect cracking, radar remote sensing, and provide details of the tandem-X missions and field work adopted by researchers.

Famous creeks on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, such as Verefort and Chixulub Crater, which wiped out the dinosaurs, have also appeared in the atlas.

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Bradford, the world’s largest and oldest groove, thought to be 175 miles wide and 25 miles deep, appeared in South Africa about 2.02 billion years ago when a meteorite or asteroid struck.

The books provide readers with effects cracking, radar remote sensing, and descriptions of tandem-X missions and field work undertaken by researchers.  Pictured: Detective-Fada cat in Chad

The books provide readers with effects cracking, radar remote sensing, and descriptions of tandem-X missions and field work undertaken by researchers. Pictured: Detective-Fada cat in Chad

Guess how big these collisions really were as the craters shrunk and in many cases disappeared.

Professor Kenkman says: ‘The surface of our planet is always changing and the holes may disappear after a few thousand years.

‘In some of them a lake has been created or they have been buried, others have been completely destroyed.

‘But the shock wave creates changes in the minerals in the ground that are unique so if you don’t see the diver, the shock sign remains.

“What we’re going to summarize in this atlas is all the definite effect structures, even if you don’t see them.”

These measurements helped them model the digital terrain of each known hoof, including the Manicuagan Crater in Canada and the Cerro do Zarao in Brazil (Figure).

These measurements helped to model the digital terrain of each known hoof, including the Manicuagan Crater in Canada and the Cerro do Zarao in Brazil (Figure).

About 25 miles off the north-west coast of Scotland, the largest crater in the UK is underwater and does not appear in the Atlas.

The first submersible hole was discovered in 2006 when a three-billion-ton rock collapsed into the Mitch Basin at a speed of 40,000 miles per hour between the Outer Hybrid Lewis and Harris Islands.

Asked what his favorite hole was, Professor Kenkman said: ‘I have a special relationship with him, even in adventurous situations, where I have worked in the field.

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‘Australian craters often require helicopter access and then you can be there alone for a few weeks and mapping and investigating the structure of the hooves.

‘It’s really great.’

Famous creeks on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, such as Verefort and Chixulub Crater, which wiped out the dinosaurs, have also appeared in the atlas.  Image: Lappazarvi Crater in Finland

Famous creeks on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, such as the Verefort and the Chixulub Crater, which wiped out the dinosaurs, have also appeared in the atlas. Image: Lappazarvi Crater in Finland

He added: ‘The investigation of the spectacular Crater Upeval Dome in Utah in the Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado Plateau was also really excellent.

‘This hole is deeply eroded and gives a full 3D insight into what is happening with the rock beneath a hole.

‘However, this hole was initially thought of as a salt dome until we were able to identify the bewildered minerals and prove the source of its effects.’

Books in Slipcase are available for purchase on the publisher’s website, Verlag Pephil.

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