aug 082012
 
New Impact Crater in the Arctic Discovered

  Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) have discovered a massive meteor impact from millions of years ago in Canada’s western Arctic. Geological Survey of Canada geologist Keith Dewing examining shatter cones and taking notes at the newly discovered Prince Albert impact crater, northwestern Victoria Island, western Arctic. [continue reading]

jul 212012
 
Titan's River Networks Point to a Puzzling Geologic Past

  For many years, Titan’s thick, methane- and nitrogen-rich atmosphere kept astronomers from seeing what lies beneath. Saturn’s largest moon appeared through telescopes as a hazy orange orb, in contrast to other heavily cratered moons in the solar system. Findings suggest the surface of Saturn’s largest moon may have undergone a recent transformation. Images from the [continue reading]

jun 122012
 
Over 635,000 Craters tell that Mars has been really beat up

  It’s no secret that Mars is a beaten and battered planet — astronomers have been peering for centuries at the violent impact craters created by cosmic buckshot pounding its surface over billions of years. But just how beat up is it? Really beat up, according to researchers who recently finished counting, outlining and cataloging [continue reading]