Chicxulub Crater
Chicxulub Crater
Chicxulub Crater

Chicxulub Crater

Courtesy of V. L. Sharpton, University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Lunar and Planetary Institute

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=791


The Chicxulub impact basin is hidden under several hundred meters of sediment in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. NASA scientists believe that an asteroid 10–20 km in diameter produced this impact basin. Chicxulub Crater is evidence supporting the impact theory of the extinction of the dinosaurs.