impacts

The Moon

The Moon Has Tan Lines, NASA Says

Magnetic hotspots on the Moon might contain clues about how to protect humans from radiation on other planets.
Becky Ferreira
2.28.19
Neptune

Astronomers Officially Name the Newest Moon of Neptune

Hippocamp may have been forged by the fallout of an impact billions of years ago.
Becky Ferreira
2.20.19
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
Motherboard

Life On Earth Was Seeded by Massive Collision That Formed the Moon

“The giant impact of a rocky planet was required to deliver the unique composition of life-essential elements to Earth.”
Becky Ferreira
1.23.19
Motherboard

A Meteorite Crashed Into the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

It was the first time an impact has been captured on film during a total lunar eclipse.
Becky Ferreira
1.22.19
nasa

This Asteroid Hunter Is Tasked With Saving Earth from Killer Impacts

Lindley Johnson is NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer and in many ways, the fate of the Earth rests in his hands. But he’s not stressed about it.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.12.18
video

The 'Tunguska Event' Flattened 600 Square Miles of Forest

It was the biggest impact event in living memory, and we’re due for another in 200 years.
Rachel Pick
8.18.15
Art

Tesla Coil Artwork Activated By Visitor's Movements

<p>Alexandre Burton&#8217;s <i>Impacts</i> harnesses the raw and captivating power of plasma.</p>
Kevin Holmes
1.29.13