Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona.
Credit: Dale Nations, Northern Arizona University/Arizona Geological Survey


That huge, bowl-shaped Meteor Crater in Arizona that was formed some 50,000 years ago continues to yield new information, surprisingly so. In addition, it is a go-to spot for preparing Artemis crews how to explore the moon – as that place once did to train Apollo astronauts for lunar duties in the 1960s.

Astrogeologist Gene Shoemaker at Meteor Crater with Apollo astronauts during field trip in May 1967.
Credit: NASA


Research payoffs from the out-of-this-world Meteor Crater is ongoing said David Kring, principal scientist at the Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas. He has carried out field training and research at the Winslow, Arizona site for a decade.

For more information on Meteor Crater and the on-going research at that impact site, go to my new story – “Meteor crater: The hole from space that keeps on giving – Research payoffs from the out-of-this-world Meteor Crater are ongoing” at:

One Response to “The Hole from Space That Keeps on Giving”

  • Timmy says:

    Research payoffs from the out-of-this-world Meteor Crater. Have you heard of of this world meteor?
    I only passed every science class in Highschool with straight A’s and I know that all from “out of this world”.

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