posted on May, 16 2012 @ 01:33 PM
Here are the 13 most beautiful impact craters of Africa (of a total of 21 confirmed), taken from Google Earth, and ranked in decreasing size.
I've put for each of them their principal characteristics, such as diameter, estimated age, target rock and bolide type when known.
Ages in millions of years (Ma) before present.
Diameter in Kilometers.
Abbreviations: C - Crystalline Target; C-Ms - Metasedimentary Target; M - Mixed Target (i.e.sedimentary strata overlying crystalline basement); S -
1. Vredefort, South Africa
2023 ± 4
S 27° 0' E 27° 30'
- Target Rock:
- Bolide Type:
2. Oasis, Lybia