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Nordlinger Ries Crater, Germany

Nordlinger Ries Crater, Germany

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Nordlinger Ries Crater, satellite image. The city of Nordlinger is located within this crater in Bavaria, Germany. The crater was formed around 14 million years ago by the impact of a meteorite. It has a diameter of 24 kilometres. Dark green areas are forest, bright green agricultural land and grey buildings and paved surfaces. Image taken by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite on 7th September 2006. For an image showing the outline of the crater, see C007/4459.

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