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Meteor Crater by cheslah Meteor Crater by cheslah
Meteor Crater located 35 miles east of Flagstaff, and 20 miles west of Winslow, exit 233 on I-40 through Arizona.

:pointr: Did you know?:pointl:
:bulletblack: It is the best preserved meteorite impact site.
:bulletblack: It's diameter is nearly a mile, with a 2.4 miles circumference and is more than 550 feet deep.
:bulletblack: It was created by an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour approximately 50,000 years ago.
:bulletblack: It has it's very own radio channel, AM 1610 when you're near exit 233 on I-40 (Meteor Crater Road)

August 12, 2010
Exit 233 via I-40, Arizona
Canon Rebel XSI

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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Totally cool.  Do they let yo climb down inside it?  Because it's calling my name to be climbing down inside it.
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Absolutely not! 
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Well that sucks.  Probably safety reasons.  Don't they know that safety and fun just don't go in the same sentence?  

You should come check out the unbelievably flat and non-visible Chesapeake Bay impact crater.  You can't really see it at all.  The only hint of it is the curve in the northern shorline of both Norfolk and Virginia Beach.  Thats it.  But 35 million years of estuary and river sediment tend to cover things up.
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Haha that sounds so very...... fun?
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Don't knock it till you try it.  You won't like it, nothing to see.  However, we have zoo, an aquarium, beaches, beaches, Navy ships, Navy flying things, etc.  It's a rather neat area.  Oh, and history stuff too.  
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Aibo2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great image, the Arizona crater is well preserved for it's size.
But not the best preserved one, there's smaller craters that are very pristine since they're more recent, but got more vegetation on top already. So the Arizona crater do stand out for the fact that it's found in a desert and therefore easy to see.
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Dominik19 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: how beautiful damage can be :O
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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Dominik19 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:peace:
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
been here! its so fun :) the tour guide was so funny
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love it! My tour guide was funny too.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional
very cool
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow, the famous Winslow crater! :)

Very nice! :aww:
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I love it
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Have you ever been?
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No. :XD:
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Defiantly go if you ever get a chance. A little expensive, but totally worth it
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I intend to! :D
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
This kicks proverbial arse. Kind of makes one feel small and fragile in a very dynamic universe full of sudden and unpredictable change. Excellent shot. Wonderful commentary. :winner:
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. It feels to me like a "live while you can because you don't know what could happen" kind of thing. :D
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome, indeed. I could not agree with you more. :D
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J-Styles75 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
awesome shot! :clap:
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Why thank you! I looooooooooooove meteor crater. I wanted to climb down in to it, but it's not allowed, plus I had the eldest ninjabay strapped to my chest, and he was only 2.5 months old.

Anything to do with space fascinates me.
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:iconj-styles75:
J-Styles75 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
you're very welcome :D i watch a lot of documentaries about the universe. lol
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