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]

mei 262012
Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars is older than once thought

Recent geologic mapping of the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) on Mars—an intensely eroded deposit near the northern edge of the cratered highlands—has revealed a wider distribution of its western component than was previously recognized. Geologic map of the MC-23 NW quadrangle on Mars, highlighting MFF units in solid colors. The landing site targeted for the Mars [continue reading]