Joseph F. Crater

Crater

[krey-ter]

Crater may refer to:

In landforms:

  • Impact crater, caused by two celestial bodies impacting each other, such as a meteorite hitting a planet
  • Volcanic crater or caldera, formed by volcanic activity
  • Subsidence crater, from an underground (usually nuclear) explosion
  • A maar crater, a relief crater caused by a phreatic eruption or explosion
  • pit crater, a crater that forms through sinking of the surface and not as a vent for lava

Other:

See also

  • Krater, a Greek vessel used to mix wine and water (the original meaning)

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