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Huge Meteorite Crater Discovered in Sahara

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Huge Meteorite Crater Discovered in Sahara

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Huge Meteorite Crater Discovered in Sahara

Huge Meteorite Crater Discovered in Sahara

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Landsat image (color composite) of the Kebira Crater in the western desert of Egypt, at the border with Libya. The outer rim of the crater is 31 km in diameter. Boston University Center for Remote Sensing hide caption

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Landsat image (color composite) of the Kebira Crater in the western desert of Egypt, at the border with Libya. The outer rim of the crater is 31 km in diameter.

Boston University Center for Remote Sensing

A Boston University researcher has discovered a huge crater created by a meteorite strike in the Sahara Desert that measures 19 miles across. His discovery could answer some questions about a major geological mystery.

Alex Chadwick speaks with Farouk El-Baz, the director of Boston University's Center for Remote Sensing, about his find.