Odessa Meteor Crater

Location: Odessa, Texas
Date: October 24, 2013

The meteor crater

The Odessa Meteor Crater is actually a series of five craters just off Interstate 20 west of Odessa, Texas that were formed 50,000 years ago when meteorites impacted earth. The main crater is about 550 feet in diameter, but it appears as only a small depression in the ground. I didn't think the crater was all that noticeable, especially considering that the area has been extensively excavated. There is a small free museum adjacent to the crater that includes samples of the meteorite that created this crater as well as meteorites from all around the world.
A side crater that has been excavated




The meteorite that landed at this location

Meteorites from the Arizona meteor crater

A meteorite from Russia



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