Related Program: Our Island Universe The Cumberland Gap By Shanil Virani • Jun 8, 2017 Related Program: Our Island Universe TweetShareGoogle+Email The city of Middlesboro as viewed from the Pinnacle Overlook in the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. You can easily see the crater that city is built in. Credit K smith8907 / Wikipedia Commons On this episode of Our Island Universe: How we can thank a meteor for our pathway to the west. Listen Listening... / 2:03 Read more about the Middlesboro crater. Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium, Harrisonburg, VA. Follow on Twitter as shanilv TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.