aug 132013
Radar Reveals What Lies Beneath the Surface of Mars

  There is much more to Mars than meets the eye. By using the radar on Mars Express, we can see several kilometers below the surface to see what lies beneath.   A color image of the Hellas Planitia region of Mars; north toward top. The scene shows the Hellas plain within the 1,800- km-diameter Hellas basin, [continue reading]

sep 202012
Did a Pacific Ocean Meteor Trigger the Ice Ages?

  When a huge meteor collided with Earth about 2.5 million years ago in the southern Pacific Ocean it not only likely generated a massive tsunami but also may have plunged the world into the Ice Ages, a new study suggests. An artists impression of a huge meteor colliding with Earth in the southern Pacific [continue reading]

mei 182012
Curiosity Mission To Determine Climate Change And Life On Mars

  Climate change on Earth is always a big topic. Climate change on Mars could be even bigger.   NASA’s top scientists – including a Texas A&M University researcher – hope to find out how Mars’ climate has evolved over billions of years, and answers could come soon in the mission involving Curiosity, a Volkswagen-sized [continue reading]

jan 312012
New CU-led study may answer long-standing questions about enigmatic Little Ice Age

A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study appears to answer contentious questions about the onset and cause of Earth’s Little Ice Age, a period of cooling temperatures that began after the Middle Ages and lasted into the late 19th century. According to the new study, the Little Ice Age began abruptly between A.D. 1275 and [continue reading]