Meteor crater

Learn about the incredible meteor crater and its impact on Earth. Discover the history, geology, and scientific significance of this natural wonder.
Meteor Crater, AZ; the best-preserved impact site in the world. Portrait, Nature, World, Places, Meteor, Paisajes, Naturaleza, Lugares, Crater

The aliens have landed, time and time again since the world began. Not the "little green men" of science fiction, but rocky leftovers from the birth of the solar system: meteors and asteroids. While most records of their impacts have been eroded away over the vast expanse of geological time, many so-called astroblemes remain. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy.

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Christine MONSION
Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Tucson, Arizona Usa, Fernweh, Meteor Crater, Monument, Scenic, Lugares

The aliens have landed, time and time again since the world began. Not the "little green men" of science fiction, but rocky leftovers from the birth of the solar system: meteors and asteroids. While most records of their impacts have been eroded away over the vast expanse of geological time, many so-called astroblemes remain. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy.

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Naama Levy
Meteor Crater (Barringer Crater) near Winslow, Arizona - First noted by settlers in the late 19th century, it was debated as either a meteor crater or of volcanic origin until Eugene Shoemaker, of Comet Shoemaker-Levy9 fame, presented conclusive evidence that it must have been a meteor impact - estimated to be about 50,000 years old. Meteor Crater, Crater, Impact Crater, Northern Arizona, Geology, Monument Valley, Meteor Impact, Wonders Of The World, Rocks

Meteor Crater (Barringer Crater) near Winslow, Arizona - First noted by settlers in the late 19th century, it was debated as either a meteor crater or of volcanic origin until Eugene Shoemaker, of Comet Shoemaker-Levy9 fame, presented conclusive evidence that it must have been a meteor impact - estimated to be about 50,000 years old.

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Thorsten Nørgaard
Asteroid Collision! The Whats, Hows And Whys Of Visiting Meteor Crater… Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon, Arizona Travel, Greek Islands To Visit, Best Greek Islands, Best Places In Italy, Travel Usa, Wales Travel, Flagstaff Arizona

On this particular morning of our road trip, we woke up to (surprisingly) freezing temperatures in Flagstaff, Arizona. Just a few hours ago it was so - Visiting The Epic Meteor Crater, Arizona - Travel, Travel Journal - Arizona, Meteor Crater, USA, Winslow - Travel, Food and Home Inspiration Blog with door-to-door Travel Planner! - Travel Advice, Travel Inspiration, Home Inspiration, Food Inspiration, Recipes, Photography

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Colene Johnson