[meteorite-list] Craterfield in the SE part of the Egyptian Desert
From: bernd.pauli_at_paulinet.de <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Oct 8 13:12:37 2004
John D. wrote:
> 100 craters???...is that number correct? They must be relatively
> small to be distinguishable in an area the size of Egypt. Curious
Hello John and List,
The French version of the text is not quite clear on that because it
> Ils... ont d?tect? plusieurs dizaines de structures g?ologiques circulaires
They have discovered *several tens* of these circular geological structures
> Une mission sur le terrain ... a permis de v?rifier que la plupart de ces
> structures, dont 13 ont ?t? ?tudi?es en d?tails, sont des crat?res d'impacts
> de m?t?orites.
A scientific expedition in this area ...made it possible to verify that *most*
of these structures, *13 of which* have been studied in detail, are meteorite
> They must be relatively small to be distinguishable in an area the size of Egypt.
That's the easy part of you question because the text says:
> Leur diam?tre varie de 20 m ? 1 km
So some of these craters (craterlets?) are only 20 meters in diameter.
Received on Fri 08 Oct 2004 01:12:35 PM PDT