Crater

tech-science

Scientists Have Detected a Huge Anomaly Under the Moon’s Largest Crater

An object five times larger than Hawaii’s Big Island is embedded miles under an impact crater on the far side of the Moon.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.19
Motherboard

NASA Releases Opportunity Rover’s Final Panoramic View of Mars

Opportunity spent its final months building this panorama of its location, which is now its gravesite.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.19
craters

NASA Discovers Second Crater Hidden Under Greenland's Ice

Within a matter of months, NASA has discovered the first subglacial craters known to science. They’re both huge and relatively young.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.19
moon rocks

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

"Big Bertha," a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
asteroids

Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago

Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
Mars

The Martian North Pole Is a 'Winter Wonderland' Right Now, New Photo Shows

Korolev crater contains a permanent ice field that stretches over a mile deep.
Becky Ferreira
12.20.18
studies

A New Study Shows Exactly How the Dinosaurs Died

The study provides the best evidence yet as to what happened 66 million years ago when an asteroid smashed into Earth.
Julian Morgans
11.1.17
russia

Climate Change Just Opened a 'Gateway to the Underworld' in Siberia

​In the heart of Siberia’s boreal forest gapes a monstrous chasm local Yakutians call a "gateway to the underworld."
Sarah Emerson
6.14.16
Design

Now You Can Chart a Medieval Map of Mars

Be sure to bring Eleanor Lutz's scientifically-accurate map next time you're out trekking the dry dunes.
Nathaniel Ainley
4.12.16
video

Turkmenistan’s 'Gates of Hell' Now Attracting Tourists, Spiders

The gas crater has been ablaze for over 40 years.
Rachel Pick
8.11.15