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1.2 billion years ago, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

New research by a team of UK scientists has located the site of the massive impact that took place in…

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Rovers on Mars should be searching for rocks that look like pasta – they’re almost certainly created by life

According to a new study, future NASA missions to Mars should look for "pasta-like" mineral structures, which are an indication…

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This Strange Feature on Mars was Probably the Result of an Ancient Volcanic Explosion

A strange feature on the surface of Mars has kept scientists guessing about its origin. It's a surface deposit of…

2 months ago

Massive Volcanic Eruptions 66 Million Years Ago Happened Almost Exactly When the Dinosaurs Died Off

Everyone knows an asteroid strike wiped out the dinosaurs, right? Lots of evidence shows that the Chicxulub impact event had…

5 months ago

Another Enormous Crater Found Under the Ice in Greenland

A glaciologist has discovered another enormous impact crater under more than a mile of ice in Greenland. This is on…

5 months ago

Without the Impact that Formed the Moon, We Might Not Have Life on Earth

The Earth wasn't formed containing the necessary chemicals for life to begin. One well-supported theory, called the "late veneer theory",…

6 months ago

Planetary Scientists Continue to Puzzle Over the Mysterious Slope Streaks on Mars. Liquid? Sand? What’s Causing Them?

New research indicates what could be causing those mysterious slope streaks on Mars, using an Earth analog.

6 months ago

The Earth’s Wandering Poles Could Have Caused the Ice Age

A new study by a team of Rice University geophysicists indicates that the Earth's wandering poles could have triggered the…

8 months ago

Astronauts Could Use the ScanMars Device to Search for Water on Mars

There's solid evidence for the existence of water on Mars, at least in frozen form at the planet's poles. And…

10 months ago

Ice Volcanoes on Ceres are Still Actively Blasting out Material

In science, one discovery often leads to more questions and mysteries. That's certainly true of the ice volcanoes on the…

10 months ago