Out of the thousands of craters scarring the face of Mars, one has emerged as the likely source of most of the Martian meteorites that have been recovered on Earth.
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 →
In May 2012, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's low-resolution Context Camera spotted something different in the Martian landscape -- a fresh impact crater. Continue reading →
A recently discovered 1,300-foot-wide (400 meters) asteroid that passed near Earth last month could pay Earth a close visit in 2032.
Meteors smacking into the through a long-lost martian ice sheet could explain the mysterious double-layered debris fields around certain craters.
NASA on Tuesday unveiled a multipurpose initiative to find, track and potentially relocate asteroids that may be on a collision course with Earth. Continue reading →
On March 17, a space rock the size of a basketball slammed into the lunar surface at a speed of 56,000 miles per hour, creating a new crater around 20 meters wide. Continue reading →
For those of you rooting for the wellbeing of Mars, here's some good news: the probability of a comet impact next year has decreased. For those of you who wanted to see some planetary carnage, however, this news will be a major bummer. ->
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