- 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")
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 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")
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