Thursday, February 26, 2015


crater -- a large, bowl-shaped cavity in the ground or on the surface of a planet or the moon, typically one caused by an explosion or the impact of a meteorite or other celestial body.

Crater Lake, Oregon
photo by Zainub Razvi

Crater from the 1962 "Sedan" nuclear test, Operation Plowshare
photo courtesy National Nuclear Security Administration

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
photo by William Warby

Tongariro Crossing- Red crater
photo by L Gim

The Door to Hell gas crater, Derweze, Turkmenistan
photo by Tormod Sandtorv

photo by Mario André Cordero Alfaro

The crater of the volcano Poás, Costa Rica
photo by Peter Andersen

The largest crater in this picture of the Moon is Daedalus. Its diameter is about 58 miles.
photo taken by Apollo 11


Ben said...

So interesting!

Retta said...

These are awe inspiring when put all together like this! And of course, I especially liked the view of Crater Lake, which is just over hill and dale from me, here in Southern Oregon. :-D