East – Turkey Meteor crater

Just before we crossed the Iranian border we looked at a meteor crater. It was actually so close to the border we had to check in at a border post. The meteor fell down in September 1892 in an unhabited area so there was no damage except the crater. It was 60 meters deep and had a diameter of 35 meters so the meteor must have been heavy. The crater’s shape was surprising, from pictures it seems craters usually are coneshaped and wide. This crater is cylinderical and deeper than wide.

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