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Huge Impact Crater Found in Remote Congo- Posted 08MAR2011 By National Geographic...

Expedition confirms a meteor hit central Africa millions of years ago.
Victoria Jaggard National Geographic News
Published March 8, 2011
A circular depression deep in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been confirmed as the first known impact crater in central Africa, a new study says. The find brings the number of known meteor craters on Earth to 182.
(Related: "'Fresh' Crater Found in Egypt; Changes Impact Risk?")
The so-called Luizi structure was first described in a German geological report from 1919. But without further fieldwork, it was impossible to say for sure...MORE

A computer model of the Luizi crater based on satellite data.
Diagram courtesy Ludovic Ferriere and SRTM/NASA

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