Australia’s The Age reports on a crater discovery with a twist. Astronomer Duane Hamacher used Google Earth to hunt for a meteorite crater in Finke National Park after learning about Aboriginal traditional stories that referred to a possible meteor impact in the area. He promptly found a candidate, which has now been confirmed as an impact crater.
The Age doesn’t pinpoint the location of the crater. Luckily, this blog post by Universe Today has a Google Maps screen grab of the crater, and from this the location is easily surmised. Here it is in Google Maps — Click here to get a link to Google Earth:
View Palm Valley Crater in a larger map