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This Lunar and Planetary Institute webpage provides information about the characteristics and formation of impact craters on Earth and the moon. Earth's significant impact craters are described, and the difference in cratering on Earth and moon is explained. Craters on Earth, the moon, and Mars are pictured. The page is illustrated with images of craters, and is nicely organized into a series of questions and answers.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Solar System
= Earth
= Meteors
= The Moon
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- text/html
- image/jpeg
- image/png
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© 2005 Lunar and Planetary Institute
Impact basin, Meteor Crater, impact crater, near-Earth objects
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Metadata instance created July 16, 2012 by Zachary Davis
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July 27, 2012 by Ed Lee
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November 10, 2010
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Lunar and Planetary Institute, (2005), WWW Document, (
Lunar and Planetary Institute, Impact Cratering, (2005), <>.
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Lunar and Planetary Institute. (2010, November 10). Impact Cratering. Retrieved December 15, 2018, from
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Lunar and Planetary Institute. Impact Cratering. November 10, 2010. (accessed 15 December 2018).
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Lunar and Planetary Institute. Impact Cratering. 2005. 10 Nov. 2010. 15 Dec. 2018 <>.
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