Asteroid impacts on Earth are hidden by erosion, but the moon keeps a pristine record of them. Researchers dated 111 larger craters on the moon to reconstruct Earth’s impact history over the past 1 billion years. The team discovered that larger asteroid strikes were 2.6 times more common in the […]
For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on the moon’s far side. The Chang’e-4 mission safely placed a rover and lander on the lunar surface Wednesday night (early Thursday morning in China). Broadly, the moon mission landed inside a crater that’s located within a large, ancient collision […]
NASA has picked a landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover. The space agency will try to land its nuclear-powered robot in Jezero Crater, a giant impact near the Martian equator. Jezero Crater was a water-rich area billions of years ago on Mars, and it might still hide signs […]
Greenland is hiding an explosive secret under its thick ice sheet. In 2015, researchers created a new map of the continent’s bedrock, which is normally obscured by thousands of metres of ice. When an international team of scientists studied that map, they found a 25km wide, bowl-like depression – it […]
Ice may be exposed at hundreds of locations on the surface of the moon, a new study suggests. This surface water appears to be trapped in shadowed craters at the lunar poles. Robotic or human missions could harvest lunar ice and turn it into fuel for spacecraft. However, engineers who […]
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VIDEO: For the first time in history, a team of international scientists are drilling into the center of the underwater crater created by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.
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