Shoemaker crater

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The crater seen from space

The Shoemaker crater in Western Australia (formerly known as Teague Ring) is an obvious impact crater, the remains of an ancient meteorite strike.

It is in dry central Western Australia, about 100 km (62 mi) north-northeast of Wiluna.[1] It is named after planetary geologist Eugene Shoemaker.[2]

At present it is dated to 1630 million years ago.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Earth Impact DB Shoemaker [1]
  2. Pirajno F. & Glikson A.Y. 1998. Shoemaker impact structure Western Australia (formerly Teague ring structure). Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 69, 25–30.
  3. Shoemaker E.M. & Shoemaker C.S. 1996. The Proterozoic impact record of Australia. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics 16, 379-398.
  4. Bunting J.A; De Laeter J.R. & Libby W.G. 1980. Evidence for the age and cryptoexplosive origin of the Teague Ring structure, Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Annual Review 1980, 81–85.