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 THE ROCKS THAT MADE THE DAY: Our guide then went on explaining the types of rock formations found in the crater. On the outer rim one could find Coconino Sandstone (sandstone formed 265 million years ago); Toroweap Formation (limestone formed 255 million years ago); Kaibab Formation (dolomite formed 250 million […]

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Titir at Meteor Crater
THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE STORY : A Family Road Trip This time our guide turned out to be better than the previous person. The guide Samit had gone with was a grumpy, unapproachable sort but the second guide was a tall, reedy fellow with a pleasant twang and had […]

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at the brink Meteor Crater,Arizona
ENLIGHTENING MYSELF about the Meteor Crater: A family Road trip. Since the guided tour was still going on I thought I would enlighten myself a little more by reading the plaques. They had quite a lot of interesting tidbits related to the crater which helped in quality time -pass. During […]

ENLIGHTENING MYSELF : Meteor Crater, Arizona – 6

THE FIRST LOOK: There was an exit on the left which lead to the deck and to the three viewing posts on the rim of Meteor Crater, Arizona . One was  a little up to the north  and the one a little below was shaded so  I went to the middle one […]

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THE CRATER’S RISE TO STARDOM: Many factors have contributed to the popularity of the meteor crater in Arizona. Unlike the Vredefort which looks more like a valley, it is easily visible in one glance; unlike Chesapeake it is not submerged in water and thus beyond reach ; and unlike  the […]

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Photoframe in front of Meteor Crater Arizona
A LAYMAN’S SCIENCE OF HEAVENLY BODIES: A METEOROID is a small rock or particle of debris in our solar system. They range in size from dust to the size of a pebble and even to 10 meters in diameter. Objects larger than that are usually referred to as asteroids. A […]

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THE CRATER ON THE OTHER SIDE: After parking the car at the parking lot of  Meteor Crater, Arizona and getting out you are enticed by a number of signs in the form of dinosaur footprints preparing us to be ready for the ‘IMPACT’ guiding us towards the entrance of the […]

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