Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Canyon Diablo meteorite chunk moved to Flagstaff

A large piece of the Canyon Diablo meteorite that created Meteor Crater in Arizona is now on display in the lobby of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. The 535-lb chunk had been on display at Verkamp's store and visitor center [right, credit National Park Service] in the Grand Canyon until its recent closure.

[left, Meteor Crater, from the Smithsonian Scientific Series (1929), taken by the U.S. Army Air Service. Credit, NASA]

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