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Re: Bolide sites?
Tom wrote (in reply to Dan Tapster):
>>I was wondering if anyone could recommend the most spectacular
>>crater site (although not from the K/T obviously). The bigger in
>>circumference and depth, the better. It would also be good if these
>>were convenient to reach!
> Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona is about 1.2 km across...
> Wolf Creek crater in Western Australia is about 0.9 km across...
So they are much smaller than the probable K/T crater.
> The trace of Manicouagan crater (a Late Triassic impact 70 km across)
> visible due to erosion by glaciers, but a) it is not obviously a
> crater to a
> ground based observer and camera and b) I don't think the BBC will
> for sending a camera crew up in a Space Shuttle or other launch
> vehicle in
> order to film it from space...
Still pictures could be generated by Landsat, SPOT or some other remote
sensing service. And the area may well have been photographed from
space at some point. (Is Al Gore's plan to photo the whole planet
Some large bolide craters are easily seen and have not been
substantially eroded. They can't be considered 'convenient to reach',
though, as they're on the moon.
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