lunar crater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lunar crater a crater on the Earth's Moon
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Usage

In literature:

Take the lunar crater called ``Tycho'', which is a typical example of its kind.
"Curiosities of the Sky" by Garrett Serviss
It is a perfect type of the lunar crater.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
Aristarchus, lunar crater, 226.
"Other Worlds" by Garrett P. Serviss
These are known as the lunar craters.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Many of the lunar craters encroach upon one another; in fact there is not really room for them all upon the visible hemisphere of the moon.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
From his apartment, the topography resembled that of a lunar crater.
"Tangle Hold" by F. L. Wallace
It furnishes, too, some indication of how numerous are the lunar craters, and how in crowded regions they overlap one another.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock
Lunar names of mountains, plains, and craters we owe very largely to him.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
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In news:

First-order Relationships Between Lunar Crater Morphology, Degree of Degradation , and Relative Age: The Crater Degradation Index.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter discovers that small patches of ice could make up at most 5 to 10 percent of material in walls of Shackleton Crater.
Orbiter finds evidence of ice in lunar crater.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter finds ice in south pole crater.
Tag along with a team of scientists at NASA who will smash two SUV-sized rockets onto the lunar surface and unleash a debris cloud to study with LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite).
Learn about moon phases, make your own craters and observe the lunar landscape and the planet Jupiter through a rare, scientific telescope in a class from 2:30 to 7 pm, Saturday, Nov 24 and Dec 22.
NASA's last moonshot occurred in 2009 with the launch of a pair of spacecraft - one that circled the moon and another that deliberately crashed into the surface and uncovered frozen water in one of the permanently shadowed lunar craters.
NASA's last moonshot occurred in 2009 with the launch of a pair of spacecraft – one that circled the moon and another that deliberately crashed into the surface and uncovered frozen water in one of the permanently shadowed lunar craters.
In particular, lunar craters , which are named for scientists, explorers, and astronauts.
Just north from the touchdown spot of Apollo 11 are three small craters , named for the first lunar crew, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
A radar instrument flown on India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft in 2009 found evidence for ice deposits in craters at the lunar north pole.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter finds ice in south pole crater .
Braille book brings lunar craters down to earth.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter finds ice in south pole crater.
Take a ride on a lunar lander to the rim of the Shackleton Crater.
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In science:

At the bottom of craters near the lunar poles, the Sun and Earth never rise.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
Finally, sky coverage in a deep lunar polar crater will be quite limited.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
Reservoirs of ice and hydrocarbons in these craters may be helpful as resources for lunar colonization, but they pose trouble for cryogenic observatories.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
The same would be true in a lunar polar crater.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
From the opposite perspective, utilizing any water ice mined from lunar craters, for human consumption and/or rocket fuel, could be myopic exploitation and destruction of an important scientific resource.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
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