A 400-meter meteorite crashed into Earth 66 million years ago
To learn more details about Nadir Crater, researchers need to drill the seabed and take soil and rock samples, thereby analyzing the minerals affected by the impact to give an accurate date.
Small meteorite fragments may still be pinned to the crater.
Nicholson et al. proposed crater drilling with the International Ocean Exploration Program.
If approved and funded, the project will take place as early as 2024 or 2025.
A team of researchers discovered a giant meteorite impact crater that could have formed when dinosaurs went extinct off the coast of West Africa.