Barringer Crater • Earth.com

Last update: August 24th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Barringer crater in Arizona is the three-quarter-mile-wide hole in the Earth, created by a meteor strike 50,000 years ago. The mid-sized meteor is estimated to have struck the earth at 8 miles-per-second. The dry climate and low precipitation in Arizona has preserved the crater.

Source: easyscienceforkids.com

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