Henbury Meteorite Crater(s)
Earth Impact Database data
The Pre-Taste - at the museum at Alice Springs
This was an early 3D map of the
with more investigation, not all of the "craters" on this map turned out to be impact craters
A couple of large pieces of the
Somehow I think they would notice if I staggered out of the museum
with my backpack seriously sagging!
Lets go!!! 130 km south of Alice Springs - heading towards Uluru and South Australia on the Stuart Highway - Make a Right
There's the turnoff! 100km of
(not a seal for a 1000km if the truth be known)
Remember to leave your pets at home!!! Ahhh, who let the camels out?
Welcome to the Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve! No Pets! Watch out for Camels!
Not a lot of visitors come down
the 15km dirt
road, avoiding the camels, to see holes in the ground
but, there is an outhouse and some shaded picnic tables, and you can spend the night!
Hey, there were 5 people there at
(2 of us, 3 of them)
The signs, and entrance... crater 7 and 6 vaguely seen in the background
NASA was here!
OK, now how many craters can you see? (the answer at this point is 2! )
The intrepid geologist, looking at rocks. Crater 5 in the background
Left to Right: Crater 8, Crater 6 (the Water Crater), Crater 7
Crater 7 from the NE
(the Water Crater - 8 - is over the left rear wall)
Crater 7 from the W
This is the biggest / and most likely a double crater
Looking towards craters 8 and 7 (with 6 behind 8) from the ejecta plains to the north
Text and Images by ted Brattstrom 2006 - updated 2-Aug-2009