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  • February 4, 2010

    Episode 260: Fried Egg Crater

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    A newly found depression in the Atlantic Ocean floor, south of the Azores Islands, may be an impact crater. It's roughly a circular 3.5-mile-wide hollow with broad central dome and has been dubbed the "Fried Egg" due to its distinctive shape. Scientists will need to investigate further to discover whether the crater was caused by a space impact instead of a volcanic eruption, but the lack of volcanic evidence points to an impact. A second object nearby may be another crater.