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Invitation to News Media...
See a Mile of the Earth's Crust from the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

Released: 3/14/2006 6:54:02 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Greg Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4382

Diane Noserale 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4333, 571-228-6582 (cell)



Invitation to News Media

Ever wondered what a mile-long piece of the Earth's crust looks like? Last fall, a team of scientists drilled into one of the most amazing geologic structures known. This core tells the story of 35 million years ago, when a meteorite 1.5 miles wide, traveling at hypersonic speed, smashed into the Earth's crust and created the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater.

Who:
International Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater Science Team

What:
Opportunity to look at the core samples and talk to the scientists informally to learn more about the significance of these samples. Dubbed a "sampling party," scientists will be on hand to discuss what they will study as they divvy up segments of core from the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater.

When:
Monday, March 20, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:
USGS National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia
http://www.usgs.gov/major_sites.html#ER

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