craterlet


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cra·ter·let

 (krā′tər-lĭt)
n.
A small crater.

craterlet

(ˈkreɪtəlɪt)
n
(Physical Geography) a small crater
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Thereas nothing gentle about impact at these speeds a itas just a question of whether LADEE made a localized craterlet on a hillside or scattered debris across a flat area.
He said there's nothing gentle about impact at these speeds-it's just a question of whether LADEE made a localized craterlet on a hillside or scattered debris across a flat area.
This is true whether your subject is a dim galaxy that can hardly be told from the blackness of space, or a tiny craterlet on the brilliant face of the Moon.
The craterlet Gassendi A, which disrupts Gassendi's northern rampart, is about a third the size of the main depression, though its walls are almost twice as high.
The craterlet Gassendi A, which disrupts Gassendi's northern wall, is about a third the size of the main depression, though its walls are about twice as high.
Opportunity landed in Meridiani Planum on the opposite side of Mars, in a small craterlet on a plain covered with dark, powdery material.
And for many decades, from the 1870s onward, amateur astronomers debated the appearance and disappearance of tiny craterlets on the floor of Plato.
Further structural changes were reported in the 'twin' craters Messier and Messier A, while the floor of Plato was suspected of being susceptible to mists and outgassings that obscured from time to time the small craterlets visible upon it.
In 1936, at age 13, he published Small Craterlets in the Mare Crisium, his first scientific paper on the Moon.
Other documented phenomena included surface faulting, avalanches, fissures, spouting from sand craterlets, and slight damage to buildings.
This high-resolution photo of the lunar crater Archimedes reveals dozens of craterlets scattered across its lava-flooded floor.