Manicouagan Crater, satellite image

Manicouagan Crater, satellite image

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Caption: Manicouagan Crater, Canada, satellite image. North is at top. The eroded remnants of this massive (100 kilometres in diameter) impact crater are now filled with water (blue), forming the annular (ring-shaped) Manicouagan Reservoir (or Lake Manicouagan). The crater and lake are located in northern Quebec. The meteorite impact that formed the crater took place approximately 212 million years ago. Image data obtained on 1 June 2001.

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