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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.
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- Solar System
= Earth
= Meteors
= The Moon
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005 Lunar and Planetary Institute
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Keywords: Impact basin, Meteor Crater, impact crater, near-Earth objects
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 16, 2012 by Zachary Davis
Record Updated: Aug 18, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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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), <>.
APA Format
Lunar and Planetary Institute. (2010, November 10). Impact Cratering. Retrieved December 6, 2021, from
Chicago Format
Lunar and Planetary Institute. Impact Cratering. November 10, 2010. (accessed 6 December 2021).
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Lunar and Planetary Institute. Impact Cratering. 2005. 10 Nov. 2010. 6 Dec. 2021 <>.
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