Kebira Crater

Kebira Crater
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

The Kebira Crater is the name proposed for a circular topographic feature found in the Sahara desert. The feature lies mainly in Libya with the eastern edge protruding into Egypt. Dr. Farouk El-Baz and Dr. Eman Ghoneim found the proposed impact crater using satellite imagery in March 2006.

In this image the proposed crater boarder is marked with a blue line, bare ground is yellow, brown, orange and tan, and rock is black and dark blue.

This Landsat 7 image was acquired March 21, 2003. The image was created using ETM+ bands 3, 2, and 1. Kebira Crater falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 180 Row 43.

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  • Data Date:

    March 21, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    January 4, 2011
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 7 - ETM+
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