Meteor Crater (outside Winslow, AZ)

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“50,002 years, 8 months, and 16 days ago a meteor hit the earth,” the tour guide said.

A lady on the tour asked, “How do you know that so precisely?”

“I was hired 2 years, 8 months, and 16 days ago. ?When I was hired, they told me a meteor hit 50,000 years before that.”

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The tour guide suggested we try moving this. It weighed 1400 pounds. I didn't want to show off by handing it to him.

The tour guide suggested we try moving this. It weighed 1400 pounds. I didn’t want to show off by handing it to him.

A line of telescopes to better see some of the features of the crater and the rim.

A line of telescopes to better see some of the features of the crater and the rim.

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The view from where the telescopes were mounted.

The view from where the telescopes were mounted. ?Can you see the 6 foot tall flag and astronaut?

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How about now? (Look in the lower right hand corner.)

All of the Apollo astronauts trained at the crater. ?But this wall includes?all?astronauts and their flights.

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Lots of historic names on that list.

Lots of historic names on that list.

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