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Satellite Image of Barringer Meteor Crater

Barringer Crater, ArizonaQuickBird Satellite Image (0.6 m) – Barringer Meteor Crater, Arizona

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The Meteor Crater is located in Arizona 43 miles (69 km) east of Flagstaff. It is also named Barringer Crater after Daniel Barringer who in 1903 claimed that the crater was produced by a meteorite impact. The crater is still today privately owned by the Barringer family. His claims was not proven until 1960 when astro scientist Eugene M. Shoemaker could confirm Barringer’s hypothesis due to some special minerals found in the crater. It is supposed to be between 20,000 to 50,000 years old. The Diameter of the crater is 4,100 feet (1.2 km) and it is 570 feet (173 m) deep. The highest point on the rim is 5,723 feet (1,744 m) above sea level. For more information on the Barringer Meteor Crater, visit here.

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