The Barringer Crater, more commonly know as the Meteor Crater, is a crater located outside Flagstaff, Arizona. It is one of the best know and best preserved meteorite craters on Earth. This animation illustrates the probable path the original meteoroid took to reach Earth. Scientists estimate approximately 500 million years ago, a collision occurred in the Asteroid Belt in which an iron-nickel core fragment was sent on a slow path towards Earth. About 40,000 - 50,000 BC, the 50 meter wide meteor breached the atmosphere and collided with the ground in present-day Arizona, carving out the 1,200 meter wide crater in an instant. This animation was completed in Maya, Photoshop, and After Effects for a redesign of the Meteor Crater's website, which I'm also designing. The website is expected to launch by the first of January, 2010.