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Roter Kamm Crater
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Roter Kamm is a meteorite crater, located within the Namibian section of the Namib Desert. It is 2.5 km in diameter and is 130 meters (400 feet) deep. The age is estimated to be 3.7 ± 0.3 million years placing it in the Pliocene.

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 Latitude: 27°46'0"S, Longitude:  16°17'20"E


This space radar image shows the Roter Kamm impact crater in southwest Namibia. The crater rim is seen in the lower center of the image as a radar-bright, circular feature. Geologists believe the crater was formed by a meteorite that collided with Earth approximately 5 million years ago. The data were acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) instrument onboard space shuttle Endeavour on April 14, 1994.

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The area is located at 27.8 degrees south latitude and 16.2 degrees east longitude in southern Africa. The colours in this image were obtained using the following radar channels: red represents the L-band (horizontally transmitted and received); green represents the L-band (horizontally transmitted and vertically received); and blue represents the C-band (horizontally transmitted and vertically received).

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