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THE TALE OF BARRINGER CRATER, ARIZONA, USA...👌
The tale of Meteor Crater (Barringer crater) is tale about success – hard won success of scientific thought through great offering, effort and mistakes.
This is one of the best preserved impact craters on Earth, truly unique place where one can learn, what happens when Earth is bombarded by a meteorite.
Meteor crater is located in desert with scarce vegetation cover. It is very impressive. Rims of crater are visible from far away and rise up to 45 m above the surrounding plains.
When one reaches the rim, opens a grand view on approximately 1,200 m wide, up to 170 m deep crater. The crater is not entirely round but rather square, what, possibly, is caused by joints in bedrock.
50,000 years ago the climate in Arizona was more temperate than now. This was ice age – further, in the north, there were giant glaciers, but there were growing forests, walking large Pleistocene mammals – mammoths, ground sloths and other animals. Most likely this place was devoid of people – they came later.
Impact was almost as fast as lightning.
Some 300 000 tons heavy, 50 m wide iron-nickel meteorite hit the ground with a speed of 12.8 km per second.
Meteorite lost approximately half of its mass before hitting the ground – and the remaining part exploded and evaporated when it blasted in the ground. Most of the metal mixed with the blasted rocks.
The force of the impact was approximately 2.5 megatons – 150 times more than the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Countless animals and plants died immediately, whole plain turned into a lifeless desert...👌
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