Kids (en)
Our Universe
Life in Space
Technology
Earth
 
 
lab
fun
news
 
Planets and moons

Threats from space

back to article
Meteor crater
Meteor Crater, also known as the Barringer Meteorite Crater, located near Winslow, Arizona, USA. The crater was made 49 000 years ago when a 10 000 000-tonne meteor impact dislodged 300 000 000 tonnes of rock. This classic photo of Meteor Crater was taken by David Roddy of the United States Geological Survey.
Credits: David Roddy, USGS
Copyright 2000 - 2011 © European Space Agency. All rights reserved.