posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 04:02 PM
These are the largest craters on the planet.
Name where size Age Coordinates
Vredefort South Africa 300 km 2.02 billion 27°0′S 27°30′E / -27, 27.5
Sudbury Ontario, Canada 250 km 1.85 billion 46°36′N 81°11′W / 46.6, -81.183
Chicxulub Yucatan, Mexico 170 km 65 million 21°20′N 89°30′W / 21.333, -89.5
Popigai Siberia, Russia 100 km 35.7 million 71°39′N 111°11′E / 71.65, 111.183
Manicouagan Quebec, Canada 100 km 214 million 51°23′N 68°42′W / 51.383, -68.7
Beaverhead Idaho, US 100 km 900 million 44°15′N 114°0′W / 44.25, -114
Acraman South Australia, 90 km 590 million 32°1′S 135°27′E / -32.017, 135.45
Chesapeake Bay US 90 km 35.5 million 37°17′N 76°1′W / 37.283, -76.017
Puchezh-Katunki Russia 80 km 167 million 56°58′N 43°43′E / 56.967, 43.717
Morokweng South Africa 70 km 145 million 26°28′S 23°32′E / -26.467, 23.533
Kara Nenetsia, Russia 65 km 70 million 69°6′N 64°9′E / 69.1, 64.15
Woodleigh Western Australia, 60–120 km 364 million 26°3′S 114°40′E / -26.05, 114.667
Tookoonooka Queensland, 55 km 128 million 27°7′S 142°50′E / -27.117, 142.833
Charlevoix Quebec, Canada 54 km 342 million 47°32′N 70°18′W / 47.533, -70.3
Siljan Dalarna, Sweden 52 km 377 million 61°2′N 14°52′E / 61.033, 14.867
Kara-Kul Tajikistan 52 km 5 million 39°1′N 73°27′E / 39.017, 73.45
Montagnais Nova Scotia, 45 km 50 million 42°53′N 64°13′W / 42.883, -64.217
Araguainha Central Brazil 40 km 244 million 16°47′S 52°59′W / -16.783, -52.983
Mjølnir Barents Sea 40 km 142 million 73°48′N 29°40′E / 73.8, 29.667
Saint Martin Manitoba, Canada 40 km 220 million 51°47′N 98°32′W / 51.783, -98.533
Carswell Saskatchewan, 39 km 115 million 58°27′N 109°30′W / 58.45, -109.5
Clearwater West Quebec, 36 km 290 million 56°13′N 74°30′W / 56.217, -74.5
Manson Iowa, US 35 km 73.8 million 42°35′N 94°33′W / 42.583, -94.55
Yarrabubba Western Australia 30 km 2 billion 27°10′S 118°50′E / -27.167, 118.833
Slate Islands Ontario 30 km 450 million 48°40′N 87°0′W / 48.667, -87
Shoemaker Western Australia, 30 km 1.63 billion 25°52′S 120°53′E / -25.867, 120.883
Keurusselkä Finland 30 km 1.8 billion 62°8′N 24°36′E / 62.133, 24.6
Mistastin Labrador 28 km 36 million 55°53′N 63°18′W / 55.883, -63.3
Clearwater East Quebec 26 km 290 million 56°5′N 74°7′W / 56.083, -74.117
Nördlinger Ries Bavaria 25 km 14.8 million 48°53′N 10°37′E / 48.883, 10.617
Amelia Creek Australia 20 km 1660–600 million 20°55′S 134°50′E / -20.917, 134.833
Glikson Western Australia 19 km 508 million 23°59′S 121°34′E / -23.983, 121.567
Sierra Madera Texas, US 13 km 100 million 30°36′N 102°55′W / 30.6, -102.917
Middlesboro Kentucky, US 6 km 300 million 36°37′N 83°44′W / 36.617, -83.733
Steinheim Germany 3.8 km 15 million 48°41′N 10°4′E / 48.683, 10.067
Lonar Buldhana, India 1.83 km 52,000 19°58′N 76°31′E / 19.967, 76.517
Barringer Arizona, US 1.2 km 49,000 35°2′N 111°1′W / 35.033, -111.017
Odessa Texas, US 0.168 km 50,000 31°45′N 102°29′W
[edit on 10-8-2007 by grover]