Arizona Meteor Crater—Visitors from Outer Space
Lecture no. 34 from the course: The World's Greatest Geological Wonders
Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Meteor Crater in Arizona is the best preserved of Earth’s few remaining impact craters. Why does the moon have more than 500,000 craters at least as large? Explore what happens when extraterrestrial debris strikes Earth at escape-velocity speeds. A relatively small object can do a surprising amount of damage.