Take a large piece of rock moving very fast and slam it into the Earth and you can make a crater, release tremendous energy, and kill everything for miles around. But, you probably will not make tektites. These peculiar pieces of natural glass have from what we can find, only been made by four impacts […]
Over the last couple hundred years there have been dozens of theories proposed for Tektite origin. And though today that discussion is mostly settled, Tektites themselves remain among the most enigmatic of the rocks found on Earth. Tektite shapes and forms often defy our ability to really understand their individual creation.
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Tektites are collected for their unique shapes and textures as natural oddities. They are glass. They are however, not glass like any other natural glass found on Earth. They form when asteroid hit the Earth and melt the rocks of our planet and send the liquid and vaporous rock material out to near space. There […]