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Impact Craters

Study important Impact Crater Vocabulary

TermDefinition
The bright streaks starting from a crater and extending away for great distances. Rays
Craters formed when objects or impactors smashed into the surface. Impact Crater
Mountains formed due to the increase and decrease in pressure during an impact. (ONLY in craters that are larger than 40 km in diameter.) Central Peak
Rock thrown out of the crater and deposited in a ring-shaped pile at the crater's edge during an impact. Crater Rim
Small rocks that constantly bombard planets and moons to form craters. Meteoroids
Material that is forced or thrown out, especially as a result of volcanic eruption, meteoritic impact, or stellar explosion. Ejecta
Created by: brian.crane