Shoemaker crater, satellite image

Shoemaker crater, satellite image

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Caption: Shoemaker crater, satellite image. North is at top. The impact crater is the semi-circular structure at lower right. Desert rocks and sands are various shades of brown, water is black, and shallow water and evaporation deposits in and around the seasonal lakes are green, yellow and white. Rivers are also seen. This impact crater was formed around 1.7 billion years ago when a meteorite impacted the Earth. The crater is 30 kilometres in diameter and is the oldest impact site in Australia. Prior to the death of geologist Gene Shoemaker in 1997, it was known as the Teague Ring. The area shown in this image is around 60 kilometres wide. The image data was obtained on 5 May 2000, by the Landsat 7 satellite.

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