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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Internet : New crater in Sudan discovered using Google Maps

"Software scientists have discovered a 10 kilometre wide crater like structure in the Bayuda Desert of Sudan using Google Maps.
If confirmed, it will be the second such discovery using the popular online mapping tool and could spawn a new generation of home-based amateur crater hunters.
Amelia Sparavigna from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy said she got the idea from Italian researcher Vincenzo de Micheles who identified an impact crater in the remote desert of southern Egypt by 2008 using Google Earth.
Located between the fourth and sixth cataract, the area is characterised by basaltic rocks from ancient volcanoes."The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Internet : New crater in Sudan discovered using Google Maps