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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"You know, that kind of looks like an astrobleme" Olson told his boss, referring to an ancient meteorite crater.
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 6.6 km and was terminated due to technical reasons (Boden and Eriksson, 1988).
The Serra da Cangaiha astrobleme as revealed by ASTER and SRTM orbital data.
Created around 1.7 billion years ago, Shoemaker is the oldest known impact crater or astrobleme (literally'star wound') in Australia.
Duhamel, I., Genest, S., Robert, F., and Tremblay, A., 2004, A re-evaluation of the size of the Carswell astrobleme, Saskatchewan, Canada: 67th Annual Meteodrical Society Meeting: 5071.pdf.