Barringer Crater
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Barringer Crater

Barringer Crater

© Meteor Crater, Northern Arizona, USA


Barringer Crater is often called Meteor Crater, because it was the first crater on Earth recognized as an impact crater. The origin of this very well-preserved crater was a great controversy in the early 1900s. In the late 1950s, Eugene Shoemaker proved that Barringer Crater had been caused by a meteorite impact.