craterlet


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craterlet

[′krād·ər·lət]
(astronomy)
A very small lunar crater, with diameter less than about 5 miles (8 kilometers), that still has raised walls.
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In 1936, at age 13, he published Small Craterlets in the Mare Crisium, his first scientific paper on the Moon.
Other documented phenomena included surface faulting, avalanches, fissures, spouting from sand craterlets, and slight damage to buildings.
What did astound the team were splashes of white seen in and around a handful of these craterlets.
Barker's Quadrangle', after Robert Barker, is a trapezium-shaped arrangement of tiny craterlets and ridges on the southern floor of the Mare Crisium.