impact crater


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impact crater

[′im‚pakt ‚krād·ər]
(geology)
A crater formed on a planetary surface by the impact of a projectile.
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Studies of fresh impact craters on Mars yield valuable information about impact rates and about subsurface material exposed by the excavations," said Leslie Tamppari, deputy project scientist for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.
The only way we could explain it all was that it was an impact crater," said Dr McDonald.
The following day, some of the delegates were given a tour of the Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (Hart-RAO) in the morning and the Tswaing impact crater in the afternoon.
4039[degrees] W) is the only verified impact crater in the state of Ohio (Fig.
In the sections below, we quantitatively model the crustal properties of the inferred Vichada impact crater from the EGM-96 and terrain data.
BEIRUT: The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to confer the name of Lebanese writer and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran on an impact crater on Mercury, Lebanese media reported on Monday.
The best-known impact crater on Earth is Meteor Crater.
There was an impact crater about 50 yards away from the main body of the helicopter.
With the 100-foot impact crater at the intersection of the quadrants, a series of wooden poles bearing flags placed along each axis marked the four areas to be searched.
Where was the impact crater, exactly the right age and big enough, to provoke such devastation?
Scientists unearthed more than 150 fragmentary remnants of the arthropod from the sandy shale of an impact crater in what is now Iowa.
I just don't think it's an impact crater," Michalski said.