Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

The Oldest and Largest Known Meteorite Impact

The dome of Vredefort, situated in South Africa, is the result of a meteorite that crashed into Earth over 2 billion years ago. Easily observed on satellite images, it has a diameter of roughly 186 miles and is the oldest and largest evidence of a meteorite crash. According to leading scientists it had a considerable influence on the evolution of the planet.


Life in the World's largest Crater - Vredefort Dome

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