Latest Impact crater Stories
In honor of 1,000 days in orbit, the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Md. has released two new videos.
Dust avalanches around impact craters on Mars appear to be the result of the shock wave preceding the actual impact, according to a study led by an undergraduate student at the UA.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has discovered strange hollows on the surface of Mercury.
Scientists at Purdue University and Imperial College London have revised their popular â€˜Impact Effects Calculatorâ€™, which allows anyone to calculate the potential damage a comet or asteroid would cause if it collided with the Earth.
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The moon was bombarded by two distinct populations of asteroids or comets in its youth, and its surface is more complex than previously thought.
A new study theorizes that the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago by at least two meteorite strikes rather than one.
Researchers sifting through Google Earth images have discovered what may be the worldâ€™s best-preserved small impact crater in a remote area of the Sahara desert in southwestern Egypt.
From May 24-31, a team of nine scientists and geologists will be analyzing one of the most Mars-like places on Earth, Chott el Jerid in South West Tunisia, in preparation for future missions to the Red Planet.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to confer names on 10 impact craters on Mercury.
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...
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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