An Attention-grabbing Meteorite Crater Named ‘Kamil’ Is Found In Egypt

July 31st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

July 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An eye-catching meteorite crater has been found in Egypt in a far-flung zone of the Sahara Desert. This crater has been named as Kamil. It has been an amazingly preserved crater. Kamil has been dubbed as fresh-looking by the scientists, who have analyzed it. It must be mentioned that there are only 176 established impact craters on our planet.

Kamil happens to be 45m wide and 16m deep. Kamil was initially observed on the imagery of Google Earth in 2008 by Vincenzo de Michele. Vincenzo happens to be the previous guardian of the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale located at Milan in Italy.

Kamil is noteworthy not merely since it was not discovered for so long. The noteworthiness of Kamil also stems from the fact that it is recognized as a ‘rayed crater’. What does a ‘rayed crater’ signify? It signifies that it is has spokes or beams of light-colored matter in the region of the outside that the force has thudded. Scientists have verified that rayed craters are very unusual since the climate on Earth generally wears them down pretty quickly.

Investigations by the scientists who have journeyed to the site imply that the meteorite ‘Kamil’ was approximately 1.3m wide and it weighed between five and ten tonnes when it was journeying at an astonishing 3.5 kilometers per second when it punched the Earth’s exterior. This was no earlier than 5,000 years ago.

The scientists have detected 5,000 parts of iron meteorite close by, which weigh about 1.7 tonnes. The detailed information about the meteorite can be witnessed in the latest ‘Science’ journal. It is wished that additional scrutiny of the extraordinary ‘Kamil’ crater will enable specialists to gain more knowledge about the consequences of small meteors.

Lin Edwards from PHYSORG has mentioned that the ‘crater force site’ has an assortment of colors near it, which was generated by the many matters that exploded the site.

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