Sierra Madera explodes into existence

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SIERRA MADERA - The sight must have been a spectacular one. While estimates vary, sometime around 100 million years ago, the skies above what would later become the dry desert grasslands between Fort Stockton and Marathon glowed in a brilliant light. Some scientist say that it was a comet while others say it might have been a meteor but either way, something big slammed into the earth and created a enormous scar on the landscape. Estimates say the object was as big as a football field.
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