Crater at Archer's comet

A crater on Archer's Comet

Crater, Warhead

Planetary crater caused by a Druoda missile

Tycho IV crater

Crater left in Tycho IV

For additional meanings of "Crater", please see Crater.

In planetary science, a crater is a bowl-shaped depression found on the surface of planetary bodies created by impacts from stellar debris. Craters can also be created by weapons fire, such as Klingon artillery shells. (DS9: "Nor the Battle to the Strong")

In 2151, Malcolm Reed and Travis Mayweather created a crater on the surface of Archer's Comet by using charges and causing an explosion. Through this crater, their portable drilling rig could extract a core sample rich of eisillium. Later, Mayweather fell down this crater and injured his knee. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

Amerind had a conspicuous lack of meteor craters. (TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome")

The impact of a Druoda series 5 long-range tactical armor unit on a planetary surface can create a crater four hundred kilometers across. (VOY: "Warhead")

In 2152, Trip Tucker recalled standing on an asteroid crater twice as high as Mount Everest to Zho'Kaan while they were stranded on a moon together. (ENT: "Dawn")

In 2154, a crater was found by unnamed planet by Enterprise. It was Phlox theorized that the meteor that caused it brought a silicon-based virus to the planet. (ENT: "Observer Effect")

In 2355, a Ferengi starship hid within a deep lunar crater in the Maxia Zeta system, prior to ambushing the USS Stargazer in an event later known as the Battle of Maxia. (TNG: "The Battle")

In 2374, Neelix described himself to a group of holographic Klingons as being "dry as the crater at Tarpahk. In the middle of the dry season. When it's dry!"(VOY: "The Killing Game")

In 2377, The Doctor took the damaged and severely undermanned USS Voyager into a crater on a moon with a paramagnetic core to hide from Quarren patrol ships. (VOY: "Workforce, Part II")

A crater on Mars is named for Gene Roddenberry, the Roddenberry Crater.

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