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From: Dan Richter (1:317/3)
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Date: Tue, 08.06.21 13:00
ES Picture of the Day 08 2021
EPOD - a service of USRA

The Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) highlights the diverse processes
and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD will collect and
archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory
captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. The
community is invited to contribute digital imagery, short captions and
relevant links.

Gebel Kamil Meteorite and Kamil Impact Crater

June 08, 2021


Image (1)

Photographer: Mila Zinkova

Summary Author: Mila Zinkova

Shown above, at top, is a piece of the Gebal Kamil iron
meteorite found at the Kamil Impact Crater in Egypt. According to
geologists this approximately 2 in (5 cm) specimen formed less than
5,000 years ago. The 147-ft-wide, 52-ft-deep (45-m-wide, 16-m-deep)
crater was actually first identified during a Google Earth survey
in 2008 (bottom image). Note the interesting ray structure (splatter
pattern of impact ejecta) surrounding the blast site that was
created as the meteorite exploded. Egypt's arid climate has allowed
thousands of small iron meteorites to survive in a relatively good
condition. Top photo taken on April 19, 2021.

Kamil Impact Crater, Egypt Coordinates: 22.0183, 26.0877

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Geography Links

* Atlapedia Online
* CountryReports
* GPS Visualizer
* Holt Rinehart Winston World Atlas
* Mapping Our World
* Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
* Types of Land
* World Mapper

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