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Synonyms for crater

hollow

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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As Mariner 4 closed in on Mars in early 1965, we expected to see evidence of life beyond Earth, but the cratered surface of Mars cultivated a different sensibility.
It's possible that other parts of Callisto show a more heavily cratered facade, he notes.
From our earthly perspective, they are the poleward culmination of the heavily cratered topography that spans from the Great Peninsula (Ptolemaeus east to the Altai Mountains) to the region south of the crater Moretus.
This implies (as does almost any other interpretation) that the cratered land north of Frigoris should be covered with Imbrium ejecta and secondary craters.
one of the most densely cratered parts of the Moon.