Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Secondary Crater Cluster

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_330

Definition

Isolated groups of small craters, generally consisting of 10 or more craters from 10 m to a few km diameter (Figs. 1, 2). They often overlap, are presumed to have formed simultaneously, and are interpreted as craters formed by the impact of ejecta from a large impact.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA