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as·tro·bleme

 (ăs′trə-blēm′)
n.
A scar on the earth's surface left from the impact of a meteorite.

[astro- + Greek blēma, missile, wound (from ballein, to throw; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots).]

astrobleme

(ˈæstrəˌbliːm)
n
(Geological Science) a mark on the earth's surface, usually circular, formed by a large ancient meteorite impact
[C20: from astro- + Greek blēma shot, wound]

astrobleme

- A crater caused by a meteor.
See also related terms for meteor.

astrobleme

A mark left on the surface of the Earth by the impact of a meteorite.
Translations
astroblème
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So Dr Tori joins Mike to look for evidence of the first ever asteroid impact crater in the UK, and one of the biggest known across the globe.
Dr Michael Simms of the Ulster Museum, who conducted the Lairg research, said the size of the impact crater would put it in the top 15 of the 200 which have been discovered.
There is a Bavarian town called Nordlingen that was built on top of a 14-million-year-old meteor impact crater.
Senthil Kumari, the police chief in Vellore district in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu said that the object struck the grounds of an engineering school at about midday Saturday, making a loud noise and leaving an impact crater about 60 cm deep.
Examples are the SFD of fragment sizes due to a fragmentation process [9], the SFD of landslides [10], the particle SFD of volcanic ash [11], the mass distribution objects of the Kuiper belt [12]--or the SFD of impact crater diameters on celestial objects.
The largest crater discovered in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay impact crater is one of only a few oceanic impact craters that have been documented worldwide.
Discriminating Lithological groups associated with the Devonian-aged Alamo Impact crater near the Groom Range in Lincoln County, Nevada is not possible with traditional geologic field work methods due to its proximity to a restricted military facility.
In 2009 he had a eureka moment and he realised that this meant that, and that meant this, and that this might be an impact crater," said Dr McDonald.
The Greenland hole is the world's oldest impact crater.
The engine and propeller were buried in the impact crater.
The Vichada impact structure was initially proposed by Rocca (2004) who recognized a possible large impact crater structure from an interpretation of color Landsat satellite images with a resolution of 200m obtained from the NASA's John C.
Contributors to 32 conference-derived chapters discuss topics including models of impact crater structure formation, the geophysical signatures of established/possible new impact craters worldwide from remote sensing images, the geochemical nature of impact deposits, and studies of shock deformation phenomena.