dec 112013
 
Life on the Moons of Jupiter and Saturn through Panspermia?

  A new study suggests the possibility of transfer of life from the inner Solar System to the moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn, although very rare, cannot be ruled out. A comparison portrait of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, each with different characteristics. (In this image composite, Jupiter is not at [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]

apr 292012
 
Scientists Find History of Asteroid Impacts in Earth Rocks

  Research by NASA and international scientists concludes giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought. To cause the dinosaur extinction, the killer asteroid that impacted Earth 65 million years ago would have been almost 6 miles [continue reading]

feb 282012
 
NLSI SCIENTISTS SHED LIGHT ON MOON’S IMPACT HISTORY  NLSI SCIENTISTS SHED LIGHT ON MOON’S IMPACT HISTORY

Scientists analyzed digital maps of the lunar surface to put new constraints on solar system history Post Lunar Cataclysm diagram of our Solar System. Credit: LPI/Marchi/Bottke/Kring/Morbidelli. A team of NLSI researchers have discovered that debris that caused a “lunar cataclysm” on the Moon 4 billion years ago struck it at much higher speeds than those [continue reading]