Asteroid impacts

Venus Needed Asteroid Impacts to Get its Volcanoes Going

Unlike Earth, Venus lacks the plate tectonics that give rise to volcanoes. But the surface of Venus looks far younger…

11 months ago

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Asteroid That Created the Biggest Known Crater on Earth

Ancient impacts played a powerful role in Earth's complex history. On other Solar System bodies like the Moon or Mercury,…

2 years ago

Something big Just hit Jupiter!

A remnant of an asteroid or comet just hit Jupiter, and it was seen by amateur and professional astronomers all…

3 years ago

Did a Comet Wipe out the Dinosaurs?

About 66 million years ago a massive chunk of rock slammed into Earth in what is the modern-day Yucatan Peninsula.…

3 years ago

That Explains a Lot. The Moon’s Largest Crater has a Chunk of Metal Embedded in it That’s 5 Times Bigger than the Big Island of Hawaii

One of the largest craters in the Solar System is on our Moon. It's called the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin…

5 years ago

Sorry Hollywood, it’s Going to Take a Lot More to Destroy an Asteroid

A new study from John Hopkins University has shown that blowing up asteroids might be harder than we thought.

5 years ago

Another Way to Search for Biosignatures of Alien Life. The Material Blasted out of Asteroid Impacts

According to a new study by an international team of researchers, a good way to look for signs on life…

6 years ago

There’s a Hard Rock Rain on the Moon, We Can See it From Earth

In the hopes of telling us more about Near-Earth Objects, the NELIOTA project has begun to study bright flashes on…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 343: The Universe is Trying To Kill You!

We always say that the Universe is trying to kill you. But seriously... it wants you dead. The Bad Astronomer…

10 years ago