Bucket List: Meteor Crater
I don't know about everyone else but Meteor Crater was on my bucket list. CHECK!
The crater was amazing.
The meteor was only about 150 feet across but when it struck at about 26,000 mph the impact created a 700 foot deep and over 4000 foot across hole in just a few seconds. It exploded into fragments that were scattered for miles in all directions. As our guide put it "We were lucky that the location was so convenient to where the future route 66 and interstate would be located."
In the 60's the crater was used for Astronaut training for all of the Apollo moon missions.
Mom visited as a little girl before the change in 1968 when the public was no longer allowed to walk all around and into the crater. Now we can only walk on paved paths in an attempt to protect the crater from erosion.
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