cratering


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cratering

The formation of small craters in a paint film, caused by bursting bubbles of air which were trapped during application.
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Earlier estimates pegged the cratering rate at three to 10 times more craters per year.
We sometimes suspected that Teflon [R] or other plastic shavings or particles from stirrer bushings were the cause of cratering, but they almost never were.
Ongoing debate over the causes of mass extinction events millions of years ago led to the innovative concept of the impact cratering kill curve and an understanding of how impact events may affect evolution and environmental changes on Earth.
At the end of the period of intense cratering, the Moon must have had hundreds of bright craters, making it significantly brighter at full Moon than it is today (the Moon was also closer to Earth).
On the basis of similarities in shape of ring mold, craters to laboratory impact craters in ice and of the physics of impact cratering into pure ice, the authors interpreted that ring mold craters result from projectiles hitting relatively pure ice below a thin debris layer.