Aorounga Crater, satellite image

Aorounga Crater, satellite image

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Caption: Aorounga Crater, Chad, satellite image. North is at top. The eroded crater (circular) is at centre left. The yellow lines are sand dunes that are formed by the prevailing winds in this region of the Sahara. The crater was formed by a meteorite impact. It is 17 kilometres in diameter and is estimated to be 345 million years old. Image data obtained on 22 February 1988.

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