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Barringer Meteorite Crater, United States

January 20, 2006
This HRC image, acquired on 23 January 2004, shows Meteor Crater, also known as the Barringer Meteorite Crater, located near Winslow, Arizona. The 1.186 km diameter crater is approximately 180 meters deep and is surrounded by a rim of smashed and jumbled boulders, some as big as houses. The shadow-casting structure visible on the north side of the Crater is the Visitor's Center.

The Project for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) is a technology demonstration mission of the European Space Agency. HRC is a miniaturized Cassegrain telescope imaging 25 sq km black and white scenes using the target point and store capability of the spacecraft.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Proba
  • Instrument: HRC
  • Acquisition: 23-Jan-2004
  • Center coordinates: lat. 35.13, lon. -111.12


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