This graphic shows the estimated extent of damage caused by the Tswaing impact.
These estimates are based on a comparison to calculations made for the Barringer Meteorite Crater,
which is nearly equal in size to the Tswaing Crater.
The city of Pretoria, shown in the lower half of the image, is the administrative capital
of the Republic of South Africa and has a population of approx. 1,010,000.
Modified from Space Shuttle Image STS038-84-73.
 
 

This web site is based on information originally created for the NASA/UA Space Imagery Centerís Impact Cratering Series.
Concept and content by David A. Kring and Jake Bailey.
Design, graphics, and images by Jake Bailey and David A. Kring.
Any use of the information and images requires permission of the Space Imagery Center and/or David A. Kring (now at LPI).