Through the analysis of isotopes trapped inside ancient quartz crystals, geochemists have realized that the Earth-shattering cosmic impact that laid waste to our young Earth and formed the moon happened 60 million years earlier than thought.
Out of fuel and flying fast, NASA’s LADEE spacecraft crashed into the moon early Friday, three days shy of its expected mission end. Continue reading →
Our solar system may be well over 4.6 billion years old but it's still a very active place, and in case you'd somehow forgotten that fact here's a video of our very own lovely moon getting hit by a meteorite traveling at 38,000 mph. Continue reading →
This weekend's Leonid meteor shower will be hard to catch.
Like the comets that have come before it, Comet ISON is seeing its fair share of crackpot doomsday theories. Continue reading →
A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year -- but this time it's not Earth that's in the cosmic crosshairs. ->