Photo: Meteor Crash in Peru Caused Mysterious Illness



A photo shows a crater that formed in the southern Peruvian town of Carangas, near the border with Bolivia, on September 16, 2007.

Scientists have now confirmed that the cause was a meteorite crash and that the mysterious illnesses that followed the impact were the result of arsenic fumes released by the blast.

Photograph by Miguel Carrasco/La Razon/Reuters


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