‘Microdiamonds’ found at French winery point to ancient meteor crater under vines

New research finds that a circular depression is an old impact crater that holds a vineyard in a French winery.

The crater is located in the aptly named Domaine du Météore winery near Cabrerolles in southern France. The feature was first tentatively identified as a meteor crater in 1950. But a 1964 study argued against the identification because the crater had no raised rim and the scientists who authored the study could find no evidence. on the types of anomalies in the magnetic field that often exist. found at impact sites.

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