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“Impact Craters”

Jun 2, 2015 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Strange bright swirls have long been known to exist on the moon's surface and their origin is steeped in mystery -- might comets be the culprit?
Mar 23, 2015 01:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Two vast underground domes are buried under central Australia that researchers have realized are the scars of the biggest and most powerful asteroid impact yet found on Earth.
Mar 17, 2015 12:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A previously undiscovered moon crater has been provisionally named after the famous US aviator Amelia Earhart.
Jan 25, 2015 03:07 PM ET // Jason Major
Here today, gone tomorrow; a bright layer of frost lining a crater wall is vanquished by the springtime sun -- and seen by a NASA Mars satellite high overhead.
Dec 15, 2014 08:28 PM ET // Jason Major
The MESSENGER mission is approaching the end of its operational life, but before it dies, you can help NASA name 5 of Mercury's craters.
Nov 3, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The Earth will never catch up to the moon (let's hope), but the number of Ordovician craters may soon take off.
Oct 28, 2014 05:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Earlier this year, NASA's LADEE moon orbiter was intentionally crashed into the lunar surface after completing its mission. Now, another moon orbiter has spotted LADEE's final resting place for the first time. Continue reading →
Jun 10, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
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