Pingualuit Crater, Nunavik Province, Canada
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Pingualuit Crater, Nunavik Province, Canada (191,846 bytes) ( 1,015 x 977 )
In Nunavik Province, far northern Canada, the Pingualuit Crater is known as the “Crystal Eye” to the Inuit. Once thought to be a possible diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe, the 3.5 km diameter circular structure is now known to be a meteor crater, formed about 1.4 million years ago. The image was acquired October 1, 2021, covers an area of 14.9 by 15.2 km, and is located at 61.3 degrees north, 73.7 degrees west.
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team