Google Earth was created in 2001 and uses images from satellites to piece together a 3D searchable map of the globe.
With technological advances, the tool has evolved to become the detailed map that it is today.
Capturing aerial footage of destinations that would have otherwise been inaccessible to the general public, some users have spent time using the map to search for the most baffling scenes from around the world.
Unlike Google Maps, which has a habit of capturing the general public in awkward and embarrassing situations, Google Earth has been used to uncover world mysteries.
From one user claiming to have discovered the missing MH370 flight to evidence of alien existence, the Barringer Meteor Crater is another of Google Earth’s incredible finds.
The Barringer Meteor Crater is the world’s most preserved crater.
Stretching nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep, it certainly makes an impact on the landscape.
The meteor is located just off Interstate 40 and Route 66 in Northern Arizona near Winslow.
It was carved into existence 50,000 years ago when an asteroid measuring 130 feet blasted into the ground.
According to space.com, the Barringer Meteor was the first scar on Earth confirmed to have been “gouged by a rocky visitor from beyond”.
“It’s probably the most studied impact crater on Earth,” Jay Melosh of the University of Arizona said.
“We were astonished to discover something entirely unexpected about how it formed.”
Previous meteor data has had UFO hunters in a frenzy with some believing that there is another explanation as to how the meteor was formed.
Could that be the same for the Barringer Meteor?
The massive crater previously baffled scientists as the hole contained much less melted rock than would be expected of such a meteor.
However, according to analysis in 2005, scientists solved the meteor mystery by revealing that the fiery meteor hit the earth much slower than was previously thought.
This speed, though, would still have been 10 times faster than a bullet rifle according to Space.com.
A previous natural phenomenon captured on Google Maps has baffled scientists for years.
The Darvaza Gas Crater, also known as “Door to Hell” is a popular tourist site.
The enormous crater has burned continuously for since 1971 – almost 50 years – will little explanation as to why.
Full of fire, boiling mud and huge orange flames, it is 226 ft in diameter and 98 ft deep.
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