Day 31: Meteor Crater
Last stop of the day. The world’s best preserved meteorite impact site, the Meteor Crater Natural Landmark. The crater is about 3,900 feet (1,200 m) in diameter, some 560 feet (170 m) deep, and is surrounded by a rim that rises 148 feet (45 m) above the surrounding plains.
The Meteor Crater Discovery Center contains many exciting interactive displays and exhibits, along with a short movie, featuring exciting 3D modeling and animation allowing you to experience the thunderous sound and explosive fury of the meteor’s super-heated trip through the Earth’s atmosphere.
Can you image the force of the impact that created this hole? 📸 @