Aorounga Crater
Aorounga Crater 2
Aorounga Crater

Aorounga Crater

Courtesy of NASA

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/images/chad.html


Aorounga Crater is evidence of the impact of an asteroid or comet that left scars in the landscape. The scars are visible in this radar image of an area in the Sahara desert of northern Chad. The dark band in the upper right may be part of a second crater. If it is, Aorounga could be one of a string of craters formed by multiple impacts.