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Meteor Crater east of Flagstaff, Arizona

Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA
Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA

The Meteor Crater in the state of Arizona was the first crater to be identified as an impact crater.
Between 20,000 to 50,000 years ago, a small asteroid about 80 feet in diameter impacted the Earth and formed the crater. The crater is the best preserved crater on Earth and measures 1.2 km in diameter.
For many years, scientists had denied that there were any impact craters on Earth.
The origin of this crater has been a source of controversy for many years. The discovery of fragments of the Canyon Diablo meteorite help prove that the feature was in fact an impact crater.

Meteor Crater is located a few miles off I-40 at Exit 233 where you turn south and follow the signs. The exit is approx. 35 mi east of Flagstaff.

Fees: per person ca. $22.oo. Meteor Crater is privately administrated.

Official Website: https://www.meteorcrater.com/

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Tip: Zoom out on the following map to get an understanding where the Meteor Crater is located.

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