Saturday, June 2, 2012

Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater is located in a barren section of the Colorado Plateau just east of Flagstaff, Arizona. It is one of the most completely preserved impact craters on the planet. Similar craters exist on the moon and other planets, but most of the earth's impact craters have been eroded to point of invisibility. The origin of the crater was debated for many years and it was originally thought to have a volcanic origin. None of the scientific community could believe that anything could fall from the sky and make such a huge hole in the earth. Reading about how scientist finally became convinced of the crater's extraterrestrial origin is an education in the temporary nature of all scientific theories and laws. I have visited the crater many times over the years and enjoyed this view from above.

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