Prof. Kazimierz Bęcek of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology has discovered an unusual landform in Brunei. While analysing laser scanning data, he came across a unique structure – an oval depression with a diameter of about 700 m and a depth of about 6 m.
‘In high probability, this is a crater that we did not know existed before’, says the researcher. The professor suspects that the extraterrestrial rock may have fallen in this place about 1-2 million years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch, when there were large fluctuations in sea levels due to periodic glaciations.
Preparations are underway at the site for an expedition to confirm these findings. The probable crater is located in the middle of a primeval jungle, unpenetrated by man.
‘Getting there will require a great deal of agility and a good guide. It is a path that means wading through dense vegetation, sinking into layers of leaves and roots, where various ‘surprises’ may be lurking’, adds the scientist.