Text Size
Impact Crater


      a hole made when a rock from space hits a planet or moon


The largest impact crater NASA has discovered in the solar system was found on Mars.

The first impact crater recognized on Earth is in Arizona.


Related Links:
Pictures of Meteor Craters
A Crater on Earth


Image Token: 
A crater on Earth's moon
The crew members of Apollo 11 photographed this large crater as they circled the moon in 1969.
Image Credit: 
Image Token: 
Image Token: 
Page Last Updated: October 9th, 2014
Page Editor: Sandra May