NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has photographed a new dramatic view of the dwarf planet Ceres, capturing its central bright region.
Scientists are looking at data from NASA’s GRAIL mission to know more about one of the moon’s biggest impact craters.
The DAWN spacecraft discovered that the dwarf planet Ceres is missing massive craters that are supposed to be there.
New scanning technology using ultraviolet light offers scientists a better tool for investigating the dark side of the Moon. Researchers using the device have discovered two young impact craters near the Moon's south pole.
University of Gothenburg researchers recently found a double crater in Sweden that suggests a unique twin meteorite event occurred 458 million years ago. This is the first proven occurrence of such an event.
Glass deposits discovered in impact craters on the surface of Mars may hold signs of ancient life, adding to the growing evidence that the Red Planet was once habitable.
On March 18, 2011, NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft finally inserted itself into orbit around Mercury after six and a half years of traveling across our solar system. Now the 11-year-old spacecraft is finally retiring, with plans to end its career by leaving its mark on the planet it observed for so long.
No, scientists won't be asking you to age Mars off the top of your head, but they will be asking for your help in work that could settle how exactly old the Red Planet's current surface is once and for all.
Two years ago, an object the size of a small boulder slammed into the surface of Earth's Moon with immense force, creating a flash of light nearly 10 times brighter than anything lunar impact ever recorded. Like many impacts before it, the collision changed the face of our moon forever, adding several new craters and altering old ones. Now NASA experts are working to distinguish the new from the old - identifying the Moon's freshest craters to help them better understand these kinds of impacts.
These days the biggest mysteries that people are talking about seem to be bright spots, woolly rhinos, Martian "blobs," and yes, even blue-and-black dresses... or is it gold and white?! However, last summer, the world was transfixed by massive holes that had mysteriously appeared in Siberia seemingly overnight. Now, upon the arrival of even more holes, experts have come up with a promising theory about their origins.
The explosion that shook the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua over the weekend was supposedly caused by a small meteorite, according to officials investigating the resulting crater. However, now experts from NASA are expressing their doubts, as civilians did not report seeing a streak or bright flash across the sky that night.
Nicaraguan officials in the country's capital reported a mysterious explosion and the appearance of a large crater on Sunday. They are claiming that it is the result of a "heavenly body" fallen to earth, likely a small meteorite.