The Kara crater is situated in Russia, Nenetsia. This structure is the result of the large-scale cosmic catastrophe that occurred about 70 million years ago. The land collided with a huge meteorite, after which a huge crater of more than 65 km in diameter was formed. As for the more specific characteristics of the crater topography, that's an elliptical cavity open to the Kara Sea.
During study of the cavity, lots of debris and distinctive glassy masses that formed during the explosion were found. It’s remarkable that scientists have found a bowl located in the Kara Basin, long ago. They considered it to be formed by a volcanic activity. After numerous studies conducted by the Russian scientist Maslov, the meteorite origin of the crater was proved.
Travelers who want to see the amazing crater, will have to come over the hard way. It's possible to get there only by private helicopter. For researchers, the Kara crater continues to be the very important object, as valuable diamond deposits have been found on its territory. Some of the items are as large as 4 mm, and the total content of precious stones in the rock reaches 50 carats per ton. Next - Araguainha Crater
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