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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Paul Hodge's book Meteorite Craters and Impact Structures of the Earth is a great travel guide, and there are also several good resources on impact craters online--the most useful is the Earth Impact Database at passc.net/EarthImpactDatabase.
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.
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.
Irregularly shaped-one astronomer said it looked like a dented football-Gaspra is marked with deep, criss-crossing grooves and heavily pitted with more than 600 meteorite craters; it is 12 miles long and 8 miles wide.
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 Craters "Several circular objects were found that might conceivably have had a meteoritic origin, but the most promising was at Holleford, Ontario.