Monday, March 06, 2006

Huge Egypt crater found

Here's one more crater to add to the list of impact craters already marking the Earth's surface. Scientists looking through satellite images, have found a huge crater in Egypt that is 31 km wide. From
In fact, the newfound crater, in Egypt, was likely carved by a space rock that was itself roughly 0.75 miles wide in an event that would have been quite a shock, destroying everything for hundreds of miles. For comparison, the Chicxulub crater left by a dinosaur-killing asteroid 65 million years ago is estimated to be 100 to 150 miles (160 to 240 kilometers) wide.

1 comment:

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

This is fascinating. Thanks IZ for posting this.