Meteorites and Their Properties

Meteor Crater Image

Meteor Crater in Arizona. Copyright 1998, D. Durda. Used with

Meteor Crater

Aerial view of the impact crater and the sinuous Canyon Diablo which cuts through the Colorado Plateau across the top of the image. Because meteorites are named after geographic features, the iron meteorite remnants of the asteroid that produced Meteor Crater are called the Canyon Diablo meteorite. (Photograph courtesy of Dan Durda, 1998).

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