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Small asteroids contain a layer of loose, unconsolidated rock and dust known as a regolith composed of centimeter-sized fragments and smaller particles.
Evidence of water and life on Mars is a hotly debated topic that has been ongoing for decades. While most scientists agree that Mars had an abundant source of water in its ancient past, there has only been limited evidence that life may have once existed on the Red Planet.
The Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS) has helped take a video of the Man in the Moon getting nailed by an asteroid.
Scientists have long delved into the mysteries of the origins of life here on Earth and more recently have found evidence pointing to the skies above us. Some evidence has been found in material created in space and delivered to Earth via comets and meteors, containing the building blocks for life.
A new study has uncovered what may be the first recognized example of ancient Martian crust. The rock, designated NWA 7533, holds a wealth of information about the origin and age of Mars' crust.
NASA's Curiosity rover has proven some of the meteorites discovered have indeed come from the Red Planet, according to a new study published by the American Geophysical Union.
Divers searching Lake Chebarkul in Russia have pulled from the lakebed a massive chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over the Ural Mountains region earlier this year.
Comet ISON is getting closer to making its close pass by the sun, but what would happen if it had a brush with our planet instead? New evidence shows it has happened before and another would be devastating.
Recent studies by NASA and the ESA have found that the Moon is wetter than previously thought, which has generated renewed interest in identifying the source of this water.
Crater -- A crater is a circular depression on the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body. Craters are typically caused by meteorite impacts, although some are caused by volcanic activity. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and in craters formed by meteorites a central island (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only a...
- The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
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