Tim Peake takes astonishing picture of Earths 215 million year old impact crater


The Manicouagan Crater. CREDIT: Tim Peake/ESA/NASA

Called the Manicouagan Crater and located in Canada, Tim Peake took this amazing picture of the scar on earth’s surface that was created by a massive asteroid strike millions of years ago.

At 3 miles wide and around 215 million years old, it’s Earth’s biggest and oldest known asteroid crater.

Even after all this time it’s still visible from space and makes us wonder what it must have been like as the earth was hit by the huge rock.