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Stepped terrain found around the inside slopes of larger impact craters. Terraces are usually found in impact craters bigger than about 20 km. They may also occur within volcanic craters, particularly collapse craters and calderas. Terracing is caused by the slumping and sliding of large blocks of land down the steep inner crater slopes.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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