A view of Meteor Crater, created by a collision with a meteor.
|50.000 years ago, a huge iron/nikel meteor, falling at a speed of about 64000 Km/h, impacted with the Earth on a plain in northen Arizona, with an explosive power greater than 20 million of tons of dynamite. It is estimated that the meteor was about 45 meters large, with a weight of several hundreds of tons. Altough it was so "small", the violence of the impact has created a crater 215 meters deep and 1200 meters in diameter.|
|We then cross Painted Desert in late evening. As the name itself tells, the colors of the ground are amazing, sometimes they seem man-made !|