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!
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’
– be extremely and uncritically fond of.
“she doted on her two young children”
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.