Chicxulub Crater research drill bit

Chicxulub Crater research drill bit

C029/7321 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.5MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Chicxulub Crater research drill bit. Close-up of a researcher holding a diamond-tipped drill bit during work in the Gulf of Mexico in April and May 2016, drilling rock cores from the Chicxulub Crater. This was a collaboration between the British Geological Survey, the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). Samples from 1300 metres below the sea floor were obtained from the 'peak ring', a rebound feature that formed around the impact point. The 180-kilometre-wide Chicxulub Crater off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula formed 66 million years ago in an asteroid impact that triggered a mass extinction of life that included the dinosaurs. Photographed in May 2016.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2016, 21st century, adult, asteroid impact, bgs, boat, british, british geological survey, caucasian, chicxulub crater, close-up, cretaceous-paleogene extinction event, cretaceous-tertiary extinction event, detail, diamond tipped, diamond-tipped, drill, drill bit, drilling, drilling platform, earth sciences, ecord, equipment, european, european consortium for ocean drilling, geological, geologist, geology, gulf of mexico, human, international ocean discovery program, iodp, k-pg, k-t, l/b myrtle, liftboat, male, man, may, mexican, north america, north american, ocean, oceanographic, oceanography, one person, peak ring, people, person, research, researcher, sampling, scientist, ship, technological, technology, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.