the window meteor crater arizona

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 8

 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 years ago);and Moenkopi Formation (mudstone … Read more

Titir at Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 7

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 a candid languor in him … Read more

at the brink Meteor Crater,Arizona

ENLIGHTENING MYSELF : Meteor Crater, Arizona – 6

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 the 1960s, NASA astronauts trained … Read more

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 5

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 which protruded over the Crater … Read more

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 4

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 Sikhote-Alin craters, which look like … Read more

Photoframe in front of Meteor Crater Arizona

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 3

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 meteoroid that burns up as … Read more

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