Earth from Space: Asteroid Impact Crater, Gosses Bluff, Australia, by NASA

Gosses Bluff

Description: 142 million years ago, an asteroid or comet slammed into what is now the Missionary Plains in Australia’s Northern Territory, forming a crater 24 kilometers in diameter and 5 kilometers deep. Today, like a bull’s eye, the circular ring of hills that defines Gosses Bluff stands as a stark reminder of the event.

Source: NASA, Landsat 7 satellite, acquired August 14th, 2002

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