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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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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.
In "Most of Earth's impact craters await discovery" (SN: 7/25/15, p.
Bowling predicts that only about four of the craters produced by these impacts could persist until today, and geologists have already found three such craters (larger than 170 km in diameter).
As far as size is concerned, mr craters can measure 200 to 26,000 ft across and from 30 to 660 ft in depth.
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have estimated that the planet is bombarded by more than 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year forming craters at least 12.
They found the crater's floor is brighter than those of other nearby craters, which is consistent with the presence of small amounts of ice.
Craters (aka fisheyes) do not seem to have decreased since then, so I thought that I would revisit these all-too-common, frustrating defects.
Summary: Nasa's Messenger spacecraft's first photos of Mercury have revealed a pock-marked planet full of craters from pieces of asteroids.
The chart below lists several large craters found in the United States.
From studies of lunar surface images and terrestrial craters in the 1960s to investigations of extraterrestrial samples and a shock- metamorphism experimental database, Gibson (Impact Cratering Research Group, geosciences, U.
And there's plenty beyond staring down the depths of the craters themselves.
Since early 2010, the Oil & Gas Ministry has been considering development of two of the giant gas craters near the Darvaza crater.
The US space agencys (NASA) Mini-Sar experiment found more than 40 small craters containing water-ice,BBC reported.
The Gibran crater and 15 other newly named craters were imaged during the mission's first two flybys of Mercury in January and October last year.
The Craters and a third partner ended up living in a house in Waltham.