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Canadian researchers discover 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in western Arctic:

SASKATOON - Canadian researchers say they've discovered a 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic.

University of Saskatchewan professor Brian Pratt and Keith Dewing of the Geological Survey of Canada made the discovery while exploring Victoria Island in a helicopter two years ago.

At the time, they were doing map work for a Natural Resources Canada energy and minerals program.

They say it took two years to properly confirm that it was a meteorite crater.

They say the crater is at least 130 million years old and could even be as old as 350 million years.

They've named the new discovery the Prince Albert impact crater, after the name of the peninsula where it is located.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Researchers+discover+25kilometrewide+meteorite+crater+western/6988524/story.html

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