Chicxulub crater

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Northwestern part of Yucatan Peninsula, shaded relief image from the space. Rims of Chixculub Crater seen.
Northwestern part of Yucatan Peninsula, shaded relief image from the space. Rims of Chixculub Crater seen. / Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, / public domain
An ancient impact crater, with a diameter more than 180 km. One of the largest impact craters on Earth. It was shaped 65 million years ago and it is considered that this fall of bolide led to the great extinction of dinosaurs and many other animals and plants.

Location, GPS coordinates:21.4 N 89.5167 W
Categories:Impact craters
Values:Architecture, Visual
Rating:2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Where is located?North America, Mexico, Yucatán. Centre of crater is in the sea some 20 km north-east from Progreso

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