Nordlinger Ries Crater, Germany

Nordlinger Ries Crater, Germany

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Caption: Nordlinger Ries Crater, satellite image. The crater, whose perimeter is shown in orange, is located in Bavaria, Germany. The city of Nordlinger is located within the crater. The crater was formed around 14 million years ago by the impact of a meteorite. It has a diameter of 24 kilometres. Image taken by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite on 7th September 2006.

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