And, "There happened to be a giant bowl-shaped structure right smack in the middle of Palm Valley that looked just like a meteorite crater." [ABC News]
Upon finishing his research, Hamacher is expecting to write a scientific paper within the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science, the journal of the Meteoritical Society.
For additional information on this story, along with a picture of the crater site, please go to the 12.28.2009 Sydney Morning Herald article “Google, Dreaming lead to ancient crater.”
Learn more about the Arrernte people at the Agreements, Treaties, and Negotiated Settlements Project (ATNS) website, which features the Arrernte.
[Note by author: Per Mr. Hamaher's valuable inputs we have learned more about this crater discovery in central Australia. I agree with Mr. Hamaher that media news stories are limited in the amount of information they can relay to their audience. Such news stories (especially in science) are summaries of more detailed articles, often times from highly technical sciencific journal articles. Science writers highlight the major points of such articles and try to relay the information so that non-experts in the field can understand the material. We do that well in some cases, and not-so-well in other cases. However, in all cases we are the conduit between scientists and the public. More information will be forthcoming from Hamaher's journal article, which I look forward to reading and reporting. Thank you Mr. Hamaher for your responses! - William]