A giant crater in Latvia that may have been caused by a meteorite

A giant crater in Latvia that may have been caused by a meteorite

RIGA, Latvia —  Visitor from deep space — or Latvian tricksters? That’s the question Monday as geologists study a 30-foot wide crater that some claim was caused by a 3-foot meteorite, and others say is just the work of pranksters.

Scientists from the University of Tartu in Latvia on Monday fternoon concluded that the hole was probably dug by people and not caused by a meteorite, according to Latvian news site Apollo.

The web site spoke with Girts Stinkulis from Latvia University’s Geography and Earth Sciences Department, who told the site that “scientists had … discovered that this is not true.” The scientists reached their initial conclusions after an hour-long study of the site.

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