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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Jan 13, 2016

Meteor Crater, Arizona, from the air

An aerial view of Meteor Crater, Arizona, the result of an impact 50,000 years ago.

View larger. | Photo by Manish Mamtani Photography.  Visit him on Facebook.

View larger. | Meteor crater, via EarthSky community member Manish Mamtani Photography. Visit him on Facebook.

Manish Mamatani posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook. It’s wonderful Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona, sometimes said to be the best preserved meteorite impact site in the world. It is an impressive thing to see … worth taking the kids!

The mile-wide crater is the result of a collision between Earth and an asteroid, believed to have occurred only about 50,000 years ago.

Thank you, Manish!

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