Meteorite crater

Meteorite crater

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Meteorite crater, seen from the International Space Station (ISS). North is at left. This crater is Gosses Bluff, 160 kilometres to the west of Alice Springs, Australia. It is seen between two mountain ranges: the Macdonnell Range (left) and the James Range (right). The crater's central ring of hills, around 4.5 kilometres wide, has a faint outer ring. It is thought that the crater formed when a 1-kilometre-wide asteroid or comet hit the Earth some 142 million years ago. The Australian surface is a good place to find impact craters, as it has relatively little erosion and plant cover. The ISS orbits the Earth at an altitude of around 380 kilometres. Photographed on 20 May 2003.

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