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Wow, Mars Sure Can Be Pretty

The HiRise camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter continues to supply stunning images of the Martian surface.

5 years ago

The Moon Is Getting Slammed Way More Than We Thought

A new study of the current rate of meteoroid impacts on the Moon suggests that those iconic astronaut boot prints…

5 years ago

Large Impact Craters on Ceres Have Gone Missing

Scientists have found a bit of a mystery at the dwarf planet Ceres. In the rough and tumble environment of…

5 years ago

The Moon’s Other Axis

The Moon had a different axis of rotation billions of years ago. The culprit? Volcanoes.

6 years ago

Jupiter’s Moon Callisto

With 67 confirmed satellites, Jupiter has the largest system of moons in the Solar System. The greatest of these are…

6 years ago

Uranus’ Moon Umbriel

The 19th century was an auspicious time for astronomers and planet hunters. In addition to the discovery of the Asteroid…

6 years ago

Do You See a Mountain or a Crater in This Picture?

Yesterday, we posted an image taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of an unusual crater…

7 years ago

Amazing Impact Crater Where a Triple Asteroid Smashed into Mars

At first glance, you many not guess that this feature on Mars is an impact crater. The reason it looks…

7 years ago

Surprise! Asteroid Crashes And Raindrop Splashes Look Almost Alike

It's hard to study what an asteroid impact does real-time as you'd need to be looking at the right spot…

7 years ago

Were Lunar Volcanoes Active When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth?

The Moon's a very dusty museum where the exhibits haven't changed much over the last 4 billion years. Or so…

7 years ago