Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Meteor Crater in Arizona

The family and I took a great road trip recently along the famous Route 66. We toured Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. This area really showed off a lot of the splendor that the United States has to offer. Part of our trip included a visit to the meteor crater near Winslow, Arizona. Absolutely fantastic stuff. Granted, you have to pay a small fee to get through the visitor center to access the crater rim itself, but the center has some interesting displays and movies concerned with meteors and asteroids, impacts, gravity, momentum and the like. The view of the crater is great from the various viewing platforms, especially under some nice, mostly clear Arizona blue skies. Well-worth a visit if you're in the area!


Lauren L said...

I really enjoyed this blog post and the picture that went along with it. It is pretty cool to be able to see how astronomy can literally "impact" our world. Its like our world and the world of astronomy actually collided. I'm glad you were able to see the meteor crater in Winslow, Arizona as I am interested in seeing it myself!

Phil said...

Thanks, Lauren. It's a great thing to see and helps put some things into perspective. really hope you get to see it!