Explore the incredible crater of Australia’s Gosses Bluff

Gosses Bluff

Gosses Bluff is an eroded crater remnant in central Australia formed from an asteroid or comet collision during the earliest Cretaceous period, 142 million years ago.

The 3-mile wide crater was originally believed to be 12 miles in diameter before natural erosion took its course.

The aboriginal Western Arrernte were the first to recognize the crater, which they called Tnorala and considered a sacred place. According to the myth, a celestial woman dropped her baby to Earth while dancing, thus creating the circular feature seen today.

You can even see the phenomenal place from outer space.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/NASA
Gosses Bluff
Gosses Bluff

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