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  An Extended Field of Crater Structures in Egypt: Observations and Hypotheses

Type de publication:

Conference Proceedings

Source:

37th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Volume 37, p.1286 (2006)

URL:

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006LPI....37.1286P

Mots-clés:

Etudes spatiales et planétaires, UMR 7154

Résumé:

We detected more than 1000 crater structures in the Western Egyptian Desert, distributed over 40000 km2, among which 62 were studied on the field. Two hypotheses are proposed for their origin: hydrothermal vent complexes or impact craters generated by a rubble-pile asteroid.