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adj the condition of having one or more pits, depressions, or hollows (often found on tissues and caused by ulcers).
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Jupiter's moon Ganymede is a study in contrasts: Bright swaths of pure, frozen water slice through darker, heavily cratered ice.
Even at its current distance, about 300 km from Eros, the craft is revealing a complex, heavily cratered surface, notes NEAR scientist Joseph Veverka of Cornell University.
It's possible that other parts of Callisto show a more heavily cratered facade, he notes.