Meteor Crater

January 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

meteor cratermeteor crater Recently, to celebrate our 3rd Wedding Anniversary, Rylan and I made the trip up north to Flagstaff, Arizona to see and photograph some of the local tourist destinations in the area.  One of the places we visited, and our favorite that day, was Meteor Crater which is located approximately 37 miles east of Flagstaff.  I had only been here once before, when I was a little kid, and Rylan had never been.  Since we are both aviation/space geeks, we were really looking forward to this visit.

 

According to the Meteor Crater website, this is the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth.  Meteor Crater is the breath-taking result of a collision between an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago.  The crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep.  During the 1960s, NASA astronauts trained in the crater to prepare for the Apollo missions to the Moon.

 

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Information provided by the Meteor Crater website.


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