Meteor Crater, Arizona
March 16, 2003
The Barringer Meteorite Crater (also known as “Meteor Crater”) is a gigantic hole in the middle of the arid sandstone of the Arizona desert. A rim of smashed and jumbled boulders, some of them the size of small houses, rises 50 meters above the surrounding plain. The crater itself is nearly a 1500 meters wide and 180 meters deep. ASTER image.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Geography of Arizona, Meteorite, Meteor Crater, Odessa Meteor Crater, Riley, Impact crater, Arizona, Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona desert