Orbital View Of Pingualuit Crater, Quebec, Canada

Pingualuit Crater, Nunavik Province, Canada

In the province of Quebec, northern Canada, the Pingualuit Crater is known as the "Crystal Eye" to the Inuit.

Once thought to be a possible diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe, the 3.5 km diameter circular structure is now known to be a meteor crater, formed about 1.4 million years ago.

The image was acquired October 1, 2021, covers an area of 14.9 by 15.2 km, and is located at 61.3 degrees north, 73.7 degrees west. https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA25276
Date Created: 2022-04-19
NASA ID: PIA25276 Larger image

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