How Are Craters Formed?

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Scientists believe that craters are formed when large objects, such as a meteoroids, or asteroids crash into a planets rocky surface, causing large holes or craters.
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Most every crater was formed by the event of a meteor impacting the surface of the planet or moon. Occasionally, they are formed by the deposition of plate boundaries.
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