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Some of the Moon’s Craters are so Dark, it Takes AI to see What’s Inside Them

There is no dark side of the Moon.  But there are dark spots on it - specifically at the bottom…

2 months ago

You Can See the Spot Where Lava Broke Through the Wall of a Martian Crater and Began Filling it Up

At a fundamental level, Mars is a volcanic planet. Its surface is home to the Solar System's largest extinct volcano,…

12 months ago

A Huge Ring-Like Structure on Ganymede Might be the Result of an Enormous Impact

Ganymede's surface is a bit of a puzzle for planetary scientists. About two-thirds of its surface is covered in lighter…

1 year ago

Sediments on Mars, Created By Blowing Wind or Flowing Water

The HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has given us a steady stream of…

2 years 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…

3 years ago

A Meteoroid Smashed Into the Side of a Crater on Mars and Then Started a Landslide

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) recently captured an image of an impact crater on Mars that triggered an avalanche that…

3 years ago

Best Photos Yet of the Mars Lander’s Demise

New photos from NASA's Mars orbiter reveal the Schiaparelli lander crash in finer detail.

5 years ago

What Are The Different Parts Of A Volcano?

Volcanoes are one of the most impressive and powerful forces of nature, consisting of many different parts that serve different…

6 years ago

This Mountain on Mars Is Leaking

As the midsummer Sun beats down on the southern mountains of Mars, bringing daytime temperatures soaring up to a balmy 25ºC (77ºF),…

7 years ago

Is Phobos Doomed?

What fate awaits Phobos, one of the moons of Mars? “All these worlds are yours except Europa, attempt no landing…

7 years ago