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. ->
The small chance that Comet 2013 A1 may slam into Mars in 2014 could be a scientific smorgasbord -- potentially motivating a manned expedition to the red planet. ->
On June 28, 1911, an explosion shook the Nakhla region of Alexandria in Egypt at 9 a.m. According to an eyewitness account, a dog perished in the resulting meteorite fall.
Going against the recommendations of not using nuclear explosions to destroy a doomsday asteroid, a physicist has turned the "softly, softly" approach on its head.
Ejecta kicked into space from impacts on the Earth's surface appear to travel much further than anyone predicted -- but could it be a life-spreading mechanism to other star systems?
The scientific case for returning man to the moon has never been stronger.
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