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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…

3 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…

1 year 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…

2 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.

4 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…

5 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),…

5 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…

6 years ago

How an Ancient Angled Impact Created Vesta’s Groovy Belt

When NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived at Vesta in July 2011, two features immediately jumped out at planetary scientists who had been so…

6 years ago

Making the Moon: The Practice Crater Fields of Flagstaff, Arizona

Between the years of 1969 and 1972 the astronauts of the Apollo missions personally explored the alien landscape of the lunar…

6 years ago

Tonight’s Moon-Mars-Saturn Trio Recalls Time of Terror

Check it out. Look southwest at dusk tonight and you'll see three of the solar system's coolest personalities gathering for…

6 years ago