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Largest impact crater on earth Vredefort Crater, South Africa

Chicxulub Crater. Mexico

Earth's Oldest, Biggest Impact Crater Yields New Secrets

The Biggest Impact Structure in the world. Vredefort from Space

VREDEFORT CRATER, South Africa: is the largest verified impact crater on Earth. Although

Vredefort Crater, South Africa

A look at Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater from the south

Lake Manicouagan viewed from space.

Pingualuit crater, Canada

The Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater on Earth, more than 300 km

Map of South Africa showing the location of the Vredefort Dome, the remains of a 2.023-billion-year-old impact crater. The interrupted line circle, ...

South Africa – Vredefort Dome

Meteor Crater, also known as Barringer Crater, in Winslow, Arizona, measures nearly

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Southern Africa, with box showing region containing the Vredefort impact site ...

Meteor Crater, Arizona

10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth: The oldest impact crater on Earth is also the largest. Vredefort crater in South Africa

Ancient impacts changed landscapes and perhaps even the course of evolution—here's where to see the coolest craters this summer

Surnommé «l'Oeil du Québec», le Réservoir Manicouagan, cratère météoritique qui

Meteor Crater in Arizona

#SouthAfrica has the oldest #meteor scar in the world, at the #Vredefort dome near #Parys. #JansFacts #Spacepic.twitter.com/vyG9rIqHvj

Vredefort Structure

Meteor Crater

Chondrite

Vredefort crater

The Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater on Earth, more than 300 km

First identified impact crater

Ancient scars

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Deepest impact (credit: Don Davis/NASA)

Discovery: Earth's Oldest Crater Is Largest Too

Manicouagan Reservoir. Credit: NASA

Morokweng Crater. crater3

Tunguska-crater. This one is a little controversial, as it didn't leave any pieces of itself, making it a source of debate as to what exactly it was that ...

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Satellite image of the Vredefort impact site. Photograph: Planet Observer/UIG/REX

The Vredefort Dome was created by an asteroid.

Because of erosion and other active geological processes on Earth, impact craters such as Barringer Meteorite Crater in Arizona, are uncommon.

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This makes it a site of great importance for scientists. It is also the oldest impact crater that has been found on Earth. It is mainly for these reasons ...

Meteorite Crater 3015

Crater Engelier on Saturn's moon Iapetus ...

Nabiyotum Crater, Kenya (Photo: Martin Harvey)

Wandering through the long grass around the village of Vredefort, Free State, South Africa, the casual observer would not have the slightest inkling that ...

Wolfe Creek Crater, Australia

Barringer crater at ground level

World Asteroid Day: Five largest known impact craters on Earth dating back millions of years

Popigai Crater, Russia

Science Photo Library/Superstock. A pair of potential impact craters ...

Hoba meteorite, Namibia Hoba meteorite, Namibia / Damien du Toit, Flickr, CC BY 2.0. Largest known impact crater: Vredefort impact structure in South Africa ...

Audi South Africa on Twitter: "The largest meteorite impact crater on earth. Awe-inspiring. Just like the all-new Audi Q7 https://t.co/EWjz2OEFmN ...

Multi-ringed impact basin Valhalla on Jupiter's moon Callisto

Impact craters in the Solar System:

Flat projections of the surface of the Earth and the Moon.

Vredefort Dome

It is also the oldest impact crater that has been found on Earth. It is mainly for these reasons that it has been made a World Heritage Site.

Vredefort Impact Structure

Post-impact rebound and shape of the crater

Wolfe Creek Crater, Australia

Shoemaker Crater, Australia

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Artist depiction of an Asteroid Impact

Craters on the moon.

Map highlighting the known meteorite craters around the world.

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Vaal River near Parys, South Africa. The Vredefort Crater

10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth

Shooting stars and meteorite impacts

Ironically, this site of past violence has been transformed over time into a tranquil sanctuary for body and soul where a plethora of leisure activities are ...

Sudbury Crater, Canada

Panoramic from the lower viewing deck

Kara-Kul Crater. Credit: NASA

Chicxulub crater

Read more about Dr Losiak's work on dating the age of craters in Estonia in this press release from EPSC 2017.

South Africa, Free State Province, is also home to our own huge 2 000 million year old impact structure at Vredefort. Also known as the Vredefort Dome, ...

Sudbury Basin in Canada (Alamy)

Bouguer gravity image (courtesy of South African Council for Geoscience)