Kebira Crater

Monday, 6th March 2006 by

Currently doing the rounds in the mainstream press, this is the recently discovered Kebira meteorite crater in the western desert of Egypt.

At 31 kilometers across Kebira utterly dwarfs Arizona's famous Barringer meteor crater (which is only 1.2 kilometres in diameter), and was only discovered now due to its sheer size - it's too big to recognise from the ground, and the scientists responsible for identifying it only did so using satellite imagery.


For more information see this BBC news article.

Thanks to jher, Paul Drye, david, Keith T. Peter Grabowsky and lookabootye.