Geologist Discovers Meteor Crater using Google Earth

Australian geologist Arthur Hickman has a Crater named Hickman Crater after he accidentally discovered a meteorite crater while searching for iron ore.

Dr. Arthur Hickman is a Geologist in the Geological Survey of Western Australia. While he was researching on iron ores, he accidentally found a picture which looked like a crater. He later sent the Google Earth picture to his colleague who later confirmed that it is a undiscovered meteorite crater.

Dr. Hickman said that anyone who uses Google Earth would be able to find craters created by these meteorites. He informed Science Alert that “Large meteorites hit every few thousand years, so when you consider that the landscape is millions of years old, there’s a lot of potential for meteorite craters out there.”