Monday, April 22, 2013

Interesting facts-Meteor crater

Barringer is the most famous meteor crater in the world, located approximately 43 miles (69 km) east of Flagstaff, near Winslow in the northern Arizona desert of the United States. A lot of documentaries have been made on it, is used as a visual image of an impact of cosmic bodies with the Earth, and in 1960 NASA astronauts were trained there before being sent to the moon.

interesting-facts-amazing-meteorThis amazing crater was discovered about 50,000 years ago, after the fall of the iron meteorite pyatidesyatimetrovogo with the weight of 300,000 tons, a diameter of 1.2 km and maximum depth of more than 170 m.



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