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The First Arab Impact Cratering and Astrogeology Conference took place in Amman, Jordan, 9-11 November 2009. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss impact cratering in the Arab world and to encourage exchange between Arab geoscientists and planetologists and other researchers already studying the subject. The 48 participants who came from 22 countries agreed on a set of six recommendations concerning future research. W. U. Reimold has written an appreciation of the conference, which includes a photograph of the macro-deformation of the central uplift of the Jebel Waqf as Suwwan impact structure.

More info: Meteoritics & Planetary Science45, Nr 2, 157-160