New Quebec impact crater

New Quebec impact crater

. A colliding asteroid or comet caused this impact crater, known as the New Quebec, or Nouveau Quebec, Crater after the region in Canada where it is located. The crater has a rim diameter of 3.4 thousand meters and an estimated age of 1.4 0.3 million years. (Image courtesy of George Burnside, Manotik, Ontario, Canada, and the Lunar and Planetary Institute.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University