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Most beautiful impact craters - Google Earth pictures - 1. Africa

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posted on May, 16 2012 @ 01:33 PM
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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 - sedimentary target

Enjoy!


1. Vredefort, South Africa



- Age: 2023 ± 4
- Diameter: 300
- Coordinates: S 27° 0' E 27° 30'
- Target Rock: M
- Bolide Type: Chondrite

2. Oasis, Lybia



- Age:




posted on May, 16 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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You forgot Lac Manicouagan



And Lac à l'Eau Claire



Both in Quebec, Canada.



posted on May, 16 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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Those are nice, but the OP was specifically looking at Africa.



posted on May, 16 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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(sits in corner wearing dunca cap) d'oh

that's what I get for not reading in full before posting...



posted on May, 16 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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HI and thanks.
I honestly didn't know there were that many craters in africa. Makes ya think when the next one's gonna hit.!
Great post star and well i can't flag yet but hay ho



posted on May, 16 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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Don't get too worried, seems like most of the craters are millions of years old. Besides if an asteroid came at us now Bruce Willis would fly into space and jack it up before it could make a new crater.



posted on May, 16 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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I used to live in the Vredeford dome. Not in the town of Vredeford, but in Parys. At the time, I did not even know that I was in the crater!



posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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This thread is really nice, with a lot of work and research put into it. Why just three stars and only one flag until I found it? Some very good threads get lost by either not being on the "New Topic" page (only eight topics are listed at a time! There is room for at least 20).

Again, a nice thread, thanks for organizing it.
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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Aleister
reply to post by elevenaugust
 


This thread is really nice, with a lot of work and research put into it. Why just three stars and only one flag until I found it? Some very good threads get lost by either not being on the "New Topic" page (only eight topics are listed at a time! There is room for at least 20).

Again, a nice thread, thanks for organizing it.
edit on 16-5-2012 by Aleister because: edit

Thank you very much!
At least there are five people interested here!

I currently working on the part 2 about the impact craters on Asia/Russia. There are some beautiful too over there!

edit on 17-5-2012 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 03:11 AM
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Oh please do, I'll be looking out for more threads on this. Thanks.



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