back of card: the Great meteorite crater
In Northern Arizona, North of Route 66. Many centuries ago millions of tons of metal struck from the sky at a speed of between 8 and 48 miles a second to plow through fifteen hundred feet of solid rock and form an enormous crater which after centuries of erosion is still 570 feet deep and over 4,000 feet across.
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