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.
A meteorite from Mars has been studied up-close and scientists have detected tiny structures that could be interpreted as having a biological origin. Continue reading →
On Feb. 15, 2013, during the morning commute in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, modern civilization has a ringside view of what it's like to be hit by a violent cosmic event.
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 →
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) is back in the business of tracking down near-Earth objects after a two-year sabbatical. Continue reading →
A new mathematical simulation visually reproduces how the Chelyabinsk meteor carved a two-tongued tail in the sky. Continue reading →
A piece of rock found its way all the way from Mars to a desert in northwest Africa. And now it has the potential to tell us all kinds of things about the Red Planet. Trace explains what this one rock might help scientists uncover.
This weekend's Leonid meteor shower will be hard to catch.
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