astrobleme


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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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Yallalie Crater on the western edge of the wheatbelt (Figs 1 and 3), in an area known as the West Midlands, is a 12-km-diameter astrobleme in the Perth Basin.
The Gravberg-1 superdeep borehole drilled in the Siljan astrobleme in southern Sweden reached a depth of 6.
The Serra da Cangaiha astrobleme as revealed by ASTER and SRTM orbital data.
7 billion years ago, Shoemaker is the oldest known impact crater or astrobleme (literally'star wound') in Australia.