Vredefort Crater

Vredefort Crater

Courtesy of NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03722


Vredefort Crater, located in the Free State Province of South Africa, is the largest verified crater on Earth. Erosion has removed all traces of the rim and the southern area is obscured by younger sediments. Deep drilling has confirmed the essentially circular shape of the concealed portion of the ring.