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An illustration of the Chicxulub impact crater in the Yucatan Peninsula.

An illustration of the Chicxulub impact crater in the Yucatán Peninsula. Illustration by Detlev van Ravenswaay, Science Source The asteroid 2012 will

oldest impact crater on Earth is also the largest. Vredefort crater in South Africa, also called the Vredefort Dome, was originally 185 miles (300 kilometers) across, scientists estimate. A meteorite or asteroid bigger than South Africa's Table Mountain blasted out the giant crater 2.02 billion years ago.

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The multiple-ringed Vredefort Crater, South Africa. The remains of a billion year-old impact crater. The interrupted line circle, 300 km in diameter, marks the extent of the original crater.

03/09/2011 - Huge Impact Crater Found in Remote Congo - expedition confirms a meteor hit central Africa millions of years ago.

- Huge Impact Crater Found in Remote Congo - expedition confirms a meteor hit central Africa millions of years ago.

A 248 mile wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into the Earth has been discovered in an area near the borders of South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. It is the largest asteroid impact zone

'You Only Live Twice' crater design by Ken Adam

A concept drawing of Blofeld's volcano base. It was housed in the crater of a volcano with a retractable metal opening which doubled as the crater's lake.

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Sunset over Moon craters Clavius (top), Maginus (left-center) and Tycho (bottom, with central peak). From Der Mond, by Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt.

Meteor Crater - A Blow From Heaven - Thousands of years ago a cosmic missile hurtled to Earth, blasting a colossal crater in the arid landscape of the Arizona Desert. Some 30,000 to 50,000 years ago, many centuries before human beings arrived in North America, a giant chunk of rock struck the Earth near Canyon Diablo, between the towns of Flagstaff and Winslow in Arizona. It gouged out a huge saucer-shaped depression 4100ft (1250m) across and 570ft (174m) deep.

Thousands of years ago a cosmic missile hurtled to Earth, blasting a colossal crater in the arid landscape of the Arizona Desert. It gouged out a huge saucer-shaped depression across and deep.

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