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A Mars Meteorite Shows Evidence of a Massive Impact Billions of Years ago

Researchers at Australia’s Curtin University have discovered evidence of a massive impact on the Martian surface after 4.45 billion years…

7 months 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.

6 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…

6 years ago

Jupiter Just Got Nailed By Something

Video from Austrian and Irish amateur astronomers points to a new impact on Jupiter by either a comet or asteroid.

7 years ago

The End is Near: NASA’s MESSENGER Now Running on Fumes

For more than four years NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has been orbiting our solar system's innermost planet Mercury, mapping its surface and…

7 years ago

No, a Giant Asteroid Isn’t Going to “Skim” Earth on Friday

There are ways to report on occasional close approaches by near-Earth objects (NEOs) that convey the respectful awareness of their presences…

8 years ago

This Is The Asteroid That Didn’t Hit Us

All right, sure – there are a lot of asteroids that don't hit us. And of course quite a few…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 years ago