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Synonyms for crater


Synonyms for crater

a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano

a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb

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THE first man to venture into a crater nicknamed the Door to Hell has released these spectacular images of his fiery journey.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- New Horizons scientists have discovered a striking contrast between one of the fresh craters on Pluto's largest moon Charon and a neighboring crater dotting the moon's Pluto-facing hemisphere.
Kamil crater, at only about 150 feet wide and 50 feet deep, may not break any size records but what the Egyptian crater lacks in range it makes up for with cleanliness.
Where is the crater that is twice the diameter of Glover Bluff located?
Craters are vaguely bowl-shaped and may look deep as shown in Figure 1A, but usually are quite shallow as in the cross section in Figure 1B (more like a saucer than a bowl) of the same crater.
There may be multiple explanations for the observed brightness throughout the crater," said Zuber.
Whether hiking, biking, walking or running, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of Crater Lake from various points around the rim with no vehicle traffic.
The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals.
DRAMA J How impact might have looked BEER IT IS J View over the eroded crater
As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was exploring the Red Planet, it took the time to let Earthlings know it was in Gale Crater via Foursquare on Wednesday.
A little farther along Crater Rim Drive are steam vents, where rainwater accumulates underground and is heated by the hot rock.
Depending on your meteor's size, speed, and density, impacts can range from a 50-kilometer crater to--as the game's music swells ominously--the total destruction of the Earth.
EVIDENCE: A map of the massive crater; DEEP SEA EXPLORERS: Phil and Simon examine the survey map that uncovered the UK's first meteor crater
We avoided the obvious craters we could see but high-resolution images from NASA now show this crater in the middle of the site.