50,000 years ago a meteor crashed into Arizona and left
a crater 700 feet deep and over 4000 feet across. How large do you
think the meteor was that made this "hole"?
Could it have been the size of the crater? In other words,
if we could bring the meteor back in its intact form, would be about the
same size as the crater?
Daniel Barringer, a Philadelphia lawyer and mining engineer thought
it was so. In fact, he believed he could find the meteorite underneath
the surface if he dug deep enough. He spent 25 years digging because he
believed the iron that this meteorite was made of would make him rich.
Could if been half the size of the crater (2000 feet in diameter)?
You would think that at least some of the meteor would disintegrate
Or was it more like 150 feet in diameter?
Did it act like a speeding bullet and pack quite a wallop when it
Jason Smith, reporter for the Armaggedon News, decided
to see the crater for himself. After examing it, Jason (aka Ihor) was surprised
to find out this answer.