meteorite craters

meteorite craters

Circular impact structures produced by meteorite bombardment, usually known as astroblemes if they occur in the Earth's crust. See also craters.
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Nanodiamonds: microscopic diamonds formed when a carbon source is subjected to an extreme impact, often found in meteorite craters.
Sites of impact; meteorite craters around the world.
Shane described how the research team used information from spacecraft to analyse five recently formed meteorite craters.
Meteorite Craters "Several circular objects were found that might conceivably have had a meteoritic origin, but the most promising was at Holleford, Ontario.
A Franco Egyptian team has discovered the largest cluster of meteorite craters, known as astroblemes, ever seen on Earth.
It lists deep-sky objects, meteor showers, meteorite craters on Earth, and more.
Part I - Falls, Finds, and Craters, describes meteoroids, meteorites, meteor showers and meteorite craters around the world, historical events involving meteorites, how meteors are tracked, and so on.
Some researchers, including Baker's colleague Strom, have set a rough historical timeline for Mars based on the number of meteorite craters on different parts of its surface.
Meteorite Hunter: The Search for Siberian Meteorite Craters Roy A.
Another difficulty, long familiar to planetary geologists, is assigning ages to surface features, since almost the only available tool (in the absence of actual rock samples that can be dated) is to count visible meteorite craters and attempt to relate their number to how long a given surface has been exposed to impacts.