Odessa Meteor Crater

The Odessa Crater, and four smaller craters, were formed in prehistoric time when a great shower of nickel-iron meteorites collided with the earth. It is estimated the event occurred some 62,000 years ago.

Meteor craters are among the rarest and most interesting of land features. Astrophysicists have observed the source of meteoritic bodies which strike our earth originate within our Solar System, probably from the asteroidal belt located between the planets Mars and Jupiter.

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