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Definition of Craters

Crater
Crater Cra"ter (kr?t?r), n. [L. crater, cratera, a mixing vessel, the mouth of a volcano, Gr. krath`r, fr. keranny`nai to mix; cf. Skr. [,c]r[imac] to mix, [,c]ir to cook, [,c]r[=a] to cook. Cf. Grail, in Holy Grail.] 1. The basinlike opening or mouth of a volcano, through which the chief eruption comes; similarly, the mouth of a geyser, about which a cone of silica is often built up. 2. (Mil.) The pit left by the explosion of a mine. 3. (Astron.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup.

Meaning of Craters from wikipedia

- Crater may refer to: Impact crater, a depression caused by two celestial bodies impacting each other, such as a meteorite hitting a planet Explosion crater...
- This list of impact craters on Earth contains a selection of the 190 confirmed craters given in the Earth Impact Database. To keep the lists manageable...
- smaller body. In contrast to volcanic craters, which result from explosion or internal collapse, impact craters typically have raised rims and floors...
- 1,624 craters (31.2%)   Martian: 1,092 craters (21.0%)   Venerian: 900 craters (17.3%)   Mercurian: 397 craters (7.6%)   Others: 1,198 craters (23.0%)...
- the Craters of the Moon National Monument — (also used as a reference) NPS: Craters of the Moon − Historic Context Statements NPS: Geology of Craters of...
- This is a list of named lunar craters. The large majority of these features are impact craters. The crater nomenclature is governed by the International...
- Lunar craters are impact craters on Earth's Moon. The Moon's surface has many craters, all of which were formed by impacts. The International Astronomical...
- to as flank craters. Some volcanic craters may fill either fully or partially with rain and/or melted snow, forming a crater lake. A crater may be breached...
- Following are the largest impact craters on various worlds of the Solar System. For a full list of named craters, see List of craters in the Solar System. List...
- This is a partial list of craters on Mars. There are hundreds of thousands of impact craters on Mars, but only some of them have names. This list here...
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