The footprint of the newly studied Luna impact crater—named for its proximity to a village of the same name—is visible in this image, acquired by the OLI (Operational Land Imager) on the Landsat 8 satellite on February 24, 2024. The crater measures approximately 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles) across, and its outer rim rises about 6 meters (20 feet) above the crater floor.

Deciphering India’s Luna Crater

New analysis of a round depression in the salty plains of the Kutch Basin revealed telltale signs of a prehistoric meteorite impact. View the full story

Credits: NASA Earth Observatory / Michala Garrison