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NASA Finds Possible Second Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice

February 12, 2019

A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice…
12,800 Years Ago, Earth Was Struck by a Disintegrating Comet, Setting Off Global Firestorms

February 4, 2018

According to modern theories of geological evolution, the last major ice age (known as the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation) began…
New research explores asteroid deflection using spacecraft to crash into body at high speeds

February 17, 2016

Asteroids headed for a collision with the Earth, if found early enough, can be acted upon to prevent…
Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth March 5

February 3, 2016

A small asteroid that two years ago flew past Earth at a comfortable distance of about 1.3 million…
Giant comets could pose danger to life on Earth

December 23, 2015

A team of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham report that the discovery of hundreds of…
Quenched glasses, asteroid impacts, and ancient life on Mars

June 10, 2015

Quenched glasses formed by asteroid impacts can encapsulate and preserve biological material for millions of years on Earth,…
NASA Spacecraft Detects Impact Glass on Surface of Mars

June 9, 2015

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in…
What Is The Difference Between Asteroids and Meteorites?

June 3, 2015

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites … It might be fair to say these rocks from space inspire both wonder…
Did ocean acidification from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs cause marine mollusc extinction?

May 13, 2015

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has questioned the role played by ocean acidification, produced by…
What Happens Underground When a Missile or Meteor Hits

April 13, 2015

When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of…
World’s largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia

March 25, 2015

A 400 kilometre-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into…
LRO Spacecraft Finds March 17, 2013 Impact Crater and More

March 18, 2015

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) acquired images of the lunar surface before and after the largest recorded explosion…
What Was The Impact That Killed The Dinosaurs?

February 4, 2015

What suddenly made the dinosaurs disappear 65 million or 66 million years ago? Whatever it was, all indications…
Amazing Impact Crater Where a Triple Asteroid Smashed into Mars

January 29, 2015

At first glance, you many not guess that this feature on Mars is an impact crater. The reason…
Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid

January 23, 2015

Pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to the…
Study casts doubt on mammoth-killing cosmic impact

January 7, 2015

Rock soil droplets formed by heating most likely came from Stone Age house fires and not from a…
Losing air: barrage of small impacts likely erased much of the Earth’s primordial atmosphere

December 2, 2014

Today’s atmosphere likely bears little trace of its primordial self: Geochemical evidence suggests that Earth’s atmosphere may have…
LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE’s Impact Crater

October 29, 2014

NASA’S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from…
Questioning the Impact Theory: What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

October 24, 2014

About sixty five and a half million years ago, the Earth suffered its largest known cosmic impact. An…
New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth

August 1, 2014

New research shows that more than four billion years ago the surface of Earth was heavily reprocessed –…
What Created This Huge Crater In Siberia?

July 18, 2014

What is it with Russia and explosive events of cosmic origins? The 1908 Tunguska Explosion, the Chelyabinsk bolide of February 2013, and now…
Looking Back at the Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later

July 17, 2014

Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar…
Students examine environmental impact of bathroom behavior

June 9, 2014

Students use a blow torch and cotton swabs to collect bacteria samples from a paper-towel dispenser. “People in…
Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike

May 8, 2014

The discovery of an ancient ring-like structure in southern Alberta suggests the area was struck by a meteorite…
Surprise: Earth Is Hit By a Lot More Asteroids Than You Thought

April 23, 2014

“The fact that none of these asteroid impacts shown in the video was detected in advance is proof…
Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years

April 22, 2014

Bits of plant life encapsulated in molten glass by asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago give…
Meteorite impact craters may have hosted early life on Earth

April 17, 2014

A new study from Western University explores the possibility that Earth’s earliest life forms may have been cultivated…
Astronauts to Reveal Sobering Data on Asteroid Impacts

April 17, 2014

This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many…
Scientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast

April 10, 2014

Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger…
Update: Astronomers spot record-breaking lunar impact

February 25, 2014

A meteorite with the mass of a small car crashed into the Moon last September, according to Spanish…
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