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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…

7 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…

7 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…

7 years ago

What Created This Huge Crater In Siberia?

What is it with Russia and explosive events of cosmic origins? The 1908 Tunguska Explosion, the Chelyabinsk bolide of February 2013, and…

8 years ago

German Impact Crater Could Have Hosted Early Life On Earth

Could life thrive in the devastated rock left behind after a meteorite impact? A new study hints that possibly, that…

8 years ago

Plastic Protection Against Cosmic Rays?

It could work, say researchers from the University of New Hampshire and the Southwest Research Institute. One of the inherent dangers…

9 years ago

Mercury Shows Off Its Reds, Whites, and Blues

At first glance, the planet Mercury may bear a striking resemblance to our own Moon. True, both are heavily-cratered, airless…

9 years ago

This is NOT the Russian Meteorite Crater

There's been a lot of really incredible videos and images of the meteor that streaked across Russian skies on Feb.…

9 years ago

What Craters on the Moon Teach Us About Earth

When the Moon was receiving its highest number of impacts, so was Earth. Credit: Dan Durda Some questions about our…

9 years ago

The South Rim of Aristarchus

LROC view looking obliquely of the south rim of Aristarchus from the west (NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University) Flying over at an…

9 years ago