Vredefort crater in the Free State, South Africa: the largest verified impact crater on Earth. In it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its geologic interest.

The multiple-ringed Vredefort Crater, South Africa - is the largest verified impact crater on Earth, more than when it was formed.

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10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth: The oldest impact crater on Earth is also the largest. Vredefort crater in South Africa

NASA's photo of the Vredefort Dome in South Africa, the largest verified impact crater on earth. The asteroid that caused it billion years ago is thought to have been approximately km mi) in diameter.

A timeline of the earth's history indicating when the Vredefort crater was formed in relation to some of the other important South African geological events. W indicates when the Witwatersrand Supergroup was laid down, C the Cape Supergroup, and K the Karoo Supergroup. The graph also indicates the period during which banded ironstone formations were formed on earth, indicative of an oxygen-free atmosphere. -- Vredefort crater - Wikipedia

Vredefort crater, South Africa

Largest impact crater on earth Vredefort Crater, South Africa

Largest impact crater on earth Vredefort Crater, South Africa

10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth. Asteroid impact date: Estimated 2 billion years ago. Asteroid impact date: Estimated

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The Vredefort Crater (провинции Фри-Стейт и Северо- Западная, ЮАР)

VREDEFORT CRATER, South Africa: is the largest verified impact crater on Earth. Although the crater itself has long since eroded away, the remaining geological structures at its centre are known as the Vredefort Dome or Vredefort impact structure. The crater's age is estimated to be 2.023 billion years.

VREDEFORT CRATER, South Africa: is the largest verified impact crater on Earth. Although the crater itself has long since eroded away, the remaining geological structures at its centre are known as the Vredefort Dome or Vredefort impact structure. The crater's age is estimated to be 2.023 billion years.

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Geologists report finding pockets of impact melt and impact ejecta from Vredefort crater, the oldest and largest crater on Earth.

Earth's Oldest and Biggest Crater Yields New Secrets

A shocked zircon that survived the Vredefort impact.

Vredefort crater - South Africa The asteroid that hit Vredefort is estimated to have been one of the largest ever to strike Earth (at least since the Hadean Eon some four billion years ago), thought to have been approximately 5–10 km (3.1–6.2 mi) in diameter. The bolide that created the Sudbury Basin could have been even larger.[3] The original crater was estimated to have a diameter of roughly 300 km (190 mi),[2] although this has been eroded away. It would have been larger than the 250…

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