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Aboriginal Astronomers

I’ve just put together a new story for ABC Science looking at a new study that’s found Aboriginal dreamtime stories were linking meteorites to impact craters and the origins of life, thousands of years before modern science.

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image….Dreaming stories like Kandimalal (Wolfe Creek Crater) and the Rainbow Serpent told of impact craters being caused by meteors long before western science worked it out (Source: Boxer Milner, a Djaru Elder from Billiluna, Western Australia. /Image reproduced with permission, courtesy of Peggy Reeves Sanday)

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