25 Reasons Why Montana’s Open Space Is Better Than Outer Space

To infinity and beyond in the Last Best Place.

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11. And you can visit part of outer space in southwest Montana.

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The 600-million-year-old Beaverhead Crater is one of the largest impact craters on Earth, about 65 miles in diameter.

15. Did we mention we have our own astronaut? Loren Acton was born in Lewistown and now teaches solar physics at Montana State University.

16. In 2008, the Phoenix lander confirmed glacial ice on Mars. That same year, nearly 2 million visitors to Glacier National Park confirmed that it is indeed the coolest place on Earth.

19. In Montana, the only application of physics you need to worry about is casting your fly rod.

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No radial velocity, geosynchronous orbit, retrograde motion, or hydrostatic equilibrium here!

20. Scientists have found that geysers on Saturn’s moon Titan are actually quite similar to those in Yellowstone National Park. And it only costs $25 admission to see Old Faithful.

25. We landed on the moon in 1969, but today 46 Montana counties are still considered frontier counties, making Montana the actual final frontier (and let’s leave it that way, like, forever).

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