Wolf Creek Crater – near Balgo W.A.
400 million years old

A crater is a bowl-shaped depression, or hollowed-out area, produced by the impact of a meteorite, volcanic activity, or an explosion.

A crater produced by the collision of a meteorite with the Earth (or another planet or moon) are called impact craters.

People also ask:

What are craters on your body? – Let’s not go there.

Is a crater a hole?

Yes, but not all holes are craters, and not all craters are holes. It’s complicated, ok.

The difference between a hole and crater is that a hole is a hollow spot in a surface while a crater is a hemispherical pit created by the impact of a meteorite or other object.

Note – the piece of rock that falls out of the sky and caused the crater in the first place, can go by several different names:

When it goes by it is called an asteroid,

– a meteor when it is heading our way.

– a meteorite once it lands here on our little planet. From time-to-time really big meteors do hit the earth – Wham! They usually destroy just about all life on earth. Luckily for us, this calamity is quite rare. About every 50 -150 million years, to be imprecise, giving life just enough time to recover.

This makes me a bit worried, as you can well imagine. Now, I am no astrophysicist by any stretch of the imagination, but I do have an imagination. Now imagine if some bunch of fuck-wits managed to create as much mass destruction as a giant meteor.  As I said, Life takes a big hit every now and then, but it has managed to recover each time – just. Thank God for that!

But imagine if said bunch of fuckwits inserted an extra ‘mass extinction event’ into this volatile mix, a mere 66 million years after the last one. What if our poor old planet didn’t have time to recover before the next meteor hit, Whammo!

Two in a row, a double whammy!

Even with no more humans around to fuck things up, that’s still a big ‘ If.’

It could well mean the end of life itself, on the only planet for miles around that has any at all. Now that is a sobering thought.

On a clear day in 1969 the most scientifically significant meteorite ever to fall on the earth, landed on the small town of Murchison, just a hop-ski-and-a-jump from our little hamlet. Fragments were scattered hither and thither.

That meteorite was 4 billion years old. Wow!

These two enterprising lads led the search for the little bits of strange rock

Meteorite hits Murchison, the 4 billionth episode of This Day Tonight, presented by Peter Couchman, quite a heart-throb in his day.

Oldies get out your tissues.


The word crater can also be a term of endearment,

or a dote, a wretched thing – as in ‘in your dotage’

To dote

– be extremely and uncritically fond of.

“she doted on her two young children”

– adore

1.  lavish (someone) with affection or gifts.

 2. archaic – be silly or feeble-minded, especially as a result of old age.

     ‘in your dotage’

3. noun: informal – Irish

    A dote – a sweet or adorable person.

    “he’s gorgeous and the twins are dotes”



I think we have gone far enough on that little expedition into the wilds of the interweb.

Thank you Google, for helping to make the world a smaller place.


I am a fearless reporter who has recently been sacked from News of the World due to wishy washy. namby pamby, bleeding heart, bed weting liberals banging on about Ethics, whatever they are. I try to offend as many people as possible but in the words of some great orator, "you can offend some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but youcant offend all of the people all of the time".

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