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The Kamil Crater in Egypt

Folco, Luigi, Di Martino, Mario, El Barkooky, Ahmed, D'Orazio, Massimo, Lethy, Ahmed, Urbini, Stefano, Nicolosi, Iacopo, Hafez, Mahfooz, Cordier, Carole, van Ginneken, Matthias, and others. (2010) The Kamil Crater in Egypt. Science, 329 (5993). p. 804. ISSN 0036-8075. E-ISSN 1095-9203. (doi:10.1126/science.1190990) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:88122)

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Abstract

We report on the detection in southern Egypt of an impact crater 45 meters in diameter with a pristine rayed structure. Such pristine structures are typically observed on atmosphereless rocky or icy planetary bodies in the solar system. This feature and the association with an iron meteorite impactor and shock metamorphism provides a unique picture of small-scale hypervelocity impacts on Earth’s crust. Contrary to current geophysical models, ground data indicate that iron meteorites with masses of the order of tens of tons can penetrate the atmosphere without substantial fragmentation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1126/science.1190990
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB651 Planets, Minor
Q Science > QE Geology > QE515 Geochemistry
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Matthias van Ginneken
Date Deposited: 14 May 2021 10:01 UTC
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 09:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/88122 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
van Ginneken, Matthias: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2508-7021
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