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Kamil Crater, southern Egypt (enhanced true color
QuickBird satellite image; 22 October 2005; courtesy of Telespazio). Kamil Crater has rim to rim diameter of 45 m. It was generated by the hypervelocity impact of the Gebel Kamil iron meteorite. Note simple crater structure and prominent ejecta ray pattern. For its exceptional pristine status, Kamil Crater is considered a model crater for small-scale impacts on Earth. Photo ID 628

Kamil Crater, southern Egypt (enhanced true color
QuickBird satellite image; 22 October 2005; courtesy of Telespazio). Kamil Crater has rim to rim diameter of 45 m. It was generated by the hypervelocity impact of the Gebel Kamil iron meteorite. Note simple crater structure and prominent ejecta ray pattern. For its exceptional pristine status, Kamil Crater is considered a model crater for small-scale impacts on Earth. Photo ID 628

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Reference: Folco L. et al. (2010) The Kamil Crater in Egypt. Science 329, 804. Folco L. et al. (2011) Kamil Crater (Egypt): ground truth for small scale meteorite impact on Earth. Geology 39, 179-182. D’Orazio M. et al. (2011) Gebel Kamil: the iron meteorite that formed the Kamil Crater (Egypt). Meteoritics and Planetary Science 46, 1179 -1196.