Shoemaker Impact, Australia

The Shoemaker impact structure, named for the late Eugene Shoemaker, was previously called Teague Ring. The meteor that created this structure is estimated to have impacted the Australian Shield between 1000 and 600 million years ago.

image NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Landsat 7 image of same area for comparison. Landsat 7 image of Manicougan impact crater dated at 214 million years on the Canadian Shield. GloVis is the Global Visualization Viewer from the USGS.

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