A Survey of Terrestrial Craters

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The domination of the Moon's surface by circular crater-like features raises the question as to whether this is a phenomenon peculiar to the Moon or whether it has significance for the solar system as a whole, including the Earth. The latter view has been urged by Baldwin1 and others2,3, who conclude that the lunar craters are due to meteorite impact and that the Earth has suffered a similar bombardment of which known meteorite craters are the residual evidence.

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BEALS, C. A Survey of Terrestrial Craters. Nature 181, 559 (1958) doi:10.1038/181559a0

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