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Third-Largest Asteroid Impact Crater Discovered In South Australia
2013-02-17 09:34:13

A massive asteroid that crashed into Earth left behind a large impact crater in Australia and changed the entire landscape of the planet.

Computer Simulations Help Explore Origins Of Our Solar System
2013-02-15 10:00:41

Researchers have used three-dimensional computer simulations to reconstruct how an asteroid called Vesta collided with other asteroids twice over a billion years ago to explore the origins of our Solar System.

2013-02-06 09:43:42

Scientists are revisiting the age-old question of how Earth's moon formed with the development of two new models that work out the complicated physics of planetary collisions.

Disney Name Goes Interplanetary With Impact Crater Identity
2012-12-21 13:55:02

Mercury has gained a little more fame in the eyes of Hollywood, after the International Astronomical Union (IAU) agreed to name nine impact craters after Walt Disney.

Mercury Has Unusual Tectonic Landforms
2012-11-16 09:30:37

MESSENGER, in orbit around Mercury since March of last year, has discovered assemblages of tectonic landforms unlike any previously found on Mercury or elsewhere in the Solar System.

Moon: Light Side or Dark?
2012-10-30 19:44:18

Researchers are saying the massive dark spot seen on the moon, known as the Ocean of Storms, is a scar from a giant cosmic impact.

Moon Formation - Evidence Backs Up Giant Impact Theory
2012-10-17 14:15:54

Scientists are backing up a theory, claiming that the Moon was created when a planetary body the size of Mars collided with Earth.

Ancient Asteroid Crater Discovered
2012-06-29 14:19:28

Asteroid impact craters are found all over the Earth, but most are erased by erosion or covered by time. The date has moved a billion years back by the discovery of the oldest impact crater yet at 3 billion years old.

Image 1 - New Research Reveals Details About Earth's Asteroid Impacts
2012-04-25 13:53:40

Researchers are reporting in the journal Nature that tiny "spherules" embedded in layers of rock have given them details about Earth's asteroid impacts.

Asteroid Craters On Earth Give Clues In Search For Life On Mars
2012-04-18 03:09:30

Craters made by asteroid impacts may be the best place to look for signs of life on other planets, a study suggests.


Latest Impact crater Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Mimas -- Mimas is a moon of Saturn that was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. Mimas' low density (1.17) indicates that it is composed mostly of water ice with only a small amount of rock. Mimas' most distinctive feature is a colossal impact crater 130 km across, named Herschel after the moon's discoverer. Herschel covers almost 1/3 of the diameter of the entire moon; its walls are approximately 5 km high, parts of its floor measure 10 km deep, and its central peak...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Callisto -- With a diameter of over 4,800 km (2,985 miles), Callisto is the third largest satellite in the solar system and is almost the size of Mercury. Callisto is the outermost of the Galilean satellites, and orbits beyonds Jupiter's main radiation belts. It has the lowest density of the Galilean satellites (1.86 grams/cubic centimeter). Its interior is probably similar to Ganymede except the inner rocky core is smaller, and this core is surrounded by a large icy...

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