Manicouagan Crater, Canada

Manicouagan Crater, Canada

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Caption: Manicouagan Crater, satellite image. This crater in Quebec, Canada, was formed by a asteroid impact around 200 million years ago. It is thought the asteroid measured 5 kilometres in diameter. The central uplift of the crater is surrounded by Manicouagan Reservoir, which measures 70 kilometres. Image taken by the Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer's (MISR's) nadir (vertical-viewing) camera on NASA's Terra satellite on 1st June 2001.

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