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Offline craterFinder

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Have I found a meteor crater?
« on: 29/01/2012 05:00:43 »
What do you guys think of this? The lat/long are not registered as craters in any database, I was wondering if i should explore this further based on the what i can see in Google Earth, what do you guys think?

The size is about 700 meters in diameter the other is 2.7km in diameter

Found in Northern Territory, Australia on google earth

2249'22.65"S, 13345'25.11"E

and

2246'41.63"S, 13359'12.44"E

Cheers!
« Last Edit: 30/01/2012 19:02:16 by chris »


 

Offline RD

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Re: i think i found a meteor crater (x2)
« Reply #1 on: 29/01/2012 11:45:57 »
Your alleged crater has concentric features ...




Such features can occur by erosion of domed structures  ...



« Last Edit: 29/01/2012 11:53:54 by RD »
 

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Re: i think i found a meteor crater (x2)
« Reply #2 on: 29/01/2012 13:19:27 »
thank you so much for your consideration, amateur searcher.

2246'41.63"S, 13359'12.44"E

and this?
 

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Re: Have I found a meteor crater?
« Reply #3 on: 30/01/2012 20:50:11 »
Your first coordinates are hills and ridges, not craters.
 

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Re: Have I found a meteor crater?
« Reply #4 on: 31/01/2012 00:08:17 »
Agreed - look to the northwest just a short distance away from the first there is a similar feature that is not round. These are due to differential weathering leaving a circular feature.

The second looks to me as the beginning phase of formation of the same erosional feature that caused the first. Then again, it could just be a difference in vegetation. But a difference in plant growth usually means a change in the underlying geology.

 

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