Surprisingly, the enormous, bowl-shaped Meteor Crater in Arizona, which was formed some 50,000 years ago, continues to produce fresh information.
Additionally, it serves as a key training ground for Artemis crews learning how to explore the moon.
like it did there in the 1960s when training Apollo astronauts for lunar missions.
Continuing research benefits from the extraordinary Meteor Crater, according to principal scientist David Kring
He has spent ten years conducting field research and training at the Winslow, Arizona location.
at the Lunar and Planetary Institute of the Universities Space Research Association in Houston, Texas
The area of the ejecta blanket is almost ten times greater than that of the crater, according to Kring. A Type IAB iron meteorite was the asteroid that created the feature.