This room is where Samus first enters the caverns of the crater, after successfully retrieving all the Chozo Artifacts and defeating Meta Ridley. The Cipher transfers Samus to and from the Artifact Temple back in the Tallon Overworld. A Save Station can be found in the cavern. The walls of the room are cracked, and odd fungal protrusions can be seen in clusters erupting through the walls. Orange and blue taint is visible in the area as well, likely from the high concentrations of Phazon seeping through.
This is the only room in the game to play the "General InterWorld Elevator" theme, without containing an elevator. However, it does contain transportation out of the Impact Crater, via a portal.