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Kratery Morasko w świetle wiedzy na temat ukośnych impaktów

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Morasko craters base on knowledge related to oblique impacts
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It is considered that The Morasko meteorite shower happened about 5400 years BP with a trajectory from NE to SW (Bronikowska et al. 2015). Recent studies not only prove that this fall could be observed in Februrary 14, 1271, but also that location of most findings in the area to the east side of the craters, should not be taken as the main indicator of impact direction. The proper answer can be given base on knowledge related to oblique impacts, supported by understanding of complicated fragmentation process. The largest crater in Morasko Meteorite Restricted Area has main ejecta plume located in SE, side walls in SW and NE, and free of ejecta Zone of Avoidance (ZoA) in NW. This clearly shows that impact trajectory was approximatelly from NW to SE. There were also discovered other structures, 2 km North from Restricted Area, having common features. Their ejecta plumes as well as few raised ducts (possible traces of underground penetration) are directed to SE, pointing the largest structure – Umultowskie Lake, located approx. 2 km ESE from known main Morasko crater. Shapes of cavities, their walls and ejecta asymmetry allow estimating trajectories and defining new Morasko strewnfield, which matches not only location of impact strucures and discovered meteorite fragments, but also explains smaller (3–4 kg) findings in the neighborhood of Oborniki Wielkopolskie.
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