Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Dr. Leif Tapanila featured on livescience.com

The Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Dr. Leif Tapanila made headlines recently, discussing his most recent work on the Alamo Impact Crater, which was created approximately 380 million years ago when a piece of biolide collided with the Earth.  The article, published by livescience.com describes the Alamo Impact as so large it’s the perfect crater for a driving tour, and if you’ve ever driven along Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway, you’ve already been there.  The IMNH has had a long history with the Alamo Impact.  For the past two summers, we have taken high school aged girls interested in science and science teachers to the impact site to learn about geology.  To read the livescience.com article and more on the museum’s  research, follow this link.