After nearly 20 years of field investigation and exploration by many scientific research institutes, Dr. Chen Ming from the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences successfully verified that the “Xiuyan Crater” was indeed formed by a meteorite impact in 2009, becoming the first in China. Confirmed meteorite impact crater.
The results of the study show that the meteorite impact event occurred 50,000 years ago. After the formation of the impact crater, water accumulated in the crater to form a small lake, and hundreds of meters of lake sediments were deposited, burying the meteorite deeply.
About 39,000 years ago, a gap formed in the lower terrain in the east, and the water flowed out and eroded the mountain. Finally, the lake disappeared and evolved into the bowl-shaped depression seen today.
The Changguang satellite Jilin-1 released a set of pictures overlooking the Xiuyan Pit from the sky, shocking beyond words.
From the perspective of space,The entire impact crater is bowl-shaped with a diameter of 1,800 meters and a depth of about 150 meters.
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