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 Meteor Crater to get updated security system

Wanting to update the security system, the nonprofit group Meteor Crater Friends Inc., approached the Ector County Commissioners Court and asked to replace the systems hard drive at no cost to the county. President of the group Tom Rodman said the project would cost about $1,750 and the nonprofit would pay for it all.
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Fire burns near Odessa Meteor Crater

Smoke rises from a brush fire that burns Monday afternoon southwest of Odessa.
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Some 63,000 years ago, a school-bus-size mass of molten iron and nickel from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter plummeted to Earth here, leaving a hole 100 feet deep and 550 feet across. The explosion, three times the force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, spewed shrapnel for a mile and a half in every direction, punching four more small craters nearby.
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Heather Germaine didn't anticipate the Odessa Meteor Crater having a tough time passing its inspection Wednesday.
Germaine is a coordinator for National Natural Landmarks, a designation given by the National Parks Service to 586 sites nationwide, with 20 of those in Texas. She was at the meteor crater to check out the site, which has been on the natural landmarks list since 1965.

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You can still see downtown Odessa from the Frances and Nathan Hankins new home. But to the new resident managers of the Odessa Meteor Crater, its a world away.
The Hankins, both 62, moved into the museum at the tourist site southwest of town on Feb. 1. They run the museum and keep an eye on the site when its closed.

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Reality Show Being Filmed at Ector County Meteor Crater 9/15/09
A production company has chosen the Ector County meteor crater as their site to film a segment for a new reality show to be aired on the Discovery Channel.


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Meteor crater to appear on TV
Ector County commissioners will have a chance to help put a county landmark in the spotlight.
Encino, Calif.-based LMNO (Leave My Name Off) Productions is interested in using the Odessa meteor crater to film a segment for a reality-based television show at the 55-foot wide hole, County Judge Susan Redford said.
The production company will need permission from county commissioners to use the crater, which they will vote on at their meeting Monday.

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