Aorounga Crater, Chad, satellite image

Aorounga Crater, Chad, satellite image

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Caption: Aorounga Crater, satellite image. This impact crater is in the Sahara Desert, in Chad. It is one of the best-preserved impact structures in the world and is estimated to be around 345 million years old. It measures 17 kilometres in diameter. Image taken from the International Space Station (ISS)on 25th July 2009.

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