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Meteor Crater Arizona
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Meteor Crater, Arizona

March 31, 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 m above the level of the surrounding plain. The crater itself is nearly a 1500 m wide, and 180 m deep.