Friday, September 14, 2007

Where on (Google) Earth? #47

Browsing through past Wo(G)E entries, it occurred to me that the most ubiquitous geomorphologic feature in the entire solar system had not yet been displayed. So here you go. The lat and lon are insufficient to win this contest; I want the name of the feature as well.

7 comments:

Dr. Lemming said...

Addendum:
Please use the Schott rule. Also, I have reverted to an overhead view, as I am an old-fashioned, pencil and Brunton kind of guy.

sagan said...

So very tempting, I only had to check it to confirm. But by the Schott rule I can't post yet. I will say it has had a name change and was renamed after someone special. If its still unclaimed in the morning I post then.
sagan

jrepka said...

At last I've found one! Shoemaker Crater, western Australia. Luckily I have papers to grade today and quizzes to write, or I would never have been able to justify the time spent.

sagan said...

and for the record, before it was renamed the Shoemaker Impact Structure it used to be known as the Teague Ring Structure.

Ron Schott said...

Nice job, Jim! Always nice to see new winners.

So now the question becomes, on which of your blogs are you going to post WoGE #48?

jrepka said...

It will be up on my Active Margin blog (jrepka.blogspot.com) by 1800 PDT (the other sites are for my classes).

The Author's Passage said...

I don't know what the Schott rule is but I found the image when I scrolled in a westerly direction from the area in Brisbane that we will be moving to. Now I must add Shoemaker to my list of must-see places.