WORLD'S LARGEST CRATER
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the world's largest crater?
First up we have the Shiva crater in the Indian Ocean
west of India.
The Shiva crater is
estimated to be 65 million years old and 600 kilometers by 450 kilometers across and 12
kilometers deep and created by an asteroid 40 kilometers in diameter, but it is
unconfirmed as a crater.
Next up we have the Wilkes Land crater which was
discovered in Antarctica via gravity measurements from space in 2006.
The Wilkes Land crater is estimated to be 250
million years old and 500 kilometers in diameter and created by an asteroid 48
kilometers in diameter, but it is also unconfirmed as a crater.
Finally there is the Vredefort crater in South
Africa, the town of Vredefort is located in the crater.
The Vredefort crater is about 2 1/2 billion years
old, making the the world's oldest known crater, as well as the largest
The Vredefort crater is 300 kilometers across.
The Vredefort Crater As Seen From Space
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