Chicxulub crater

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Coordinates: 21°24′0″N 89°31′0″W / 21.40000°N 89.51667°W / 21.40000; -89.51667

Chicxulub crater is locatit in North Americae
Chicxulub crater
Chicxulub crater
Location o Chicxulub crater, Mexico
Imagin frae NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission STS-99 reveals pairt o the 180 km (110 mi) diameter raing o the crater. The numerous sinkholes clustered aroond the trough o the crater suggest a prehistoric oceanic basin in the depression left bi the impact.[1]

The Chicxulub crater (Mayan: [tʃʼikʃuluɓ]) is an impact crater buried unnerneath the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.[2] Its centre is locatit near the toun o Chicxulub, efter which the crater is named.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "PIA03379: Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico". Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. NASA. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
  2. "Chicxulub". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved December 30, 2008.
  3. Penfield.