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'Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have punctured Earth's crust'

'Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have punctured Earth's crust'

The findings may shed light on how such impacts can reshape the face of planets and generate new habitats for life, researchers said.

NASA images display crater created by European Mars lander

NASA images display crater created by European Mars lander

New images beamed back by a NASA probe show that the European Space Agency's Mars lander created a shallow crater when it crashed on to the red planet.

NASA's Mars orbiter reveals stunning images of Acidalia Planitia featured in 'The Martian'

NASA's Mars orbiter reveals stunning images of Acidalia Planitia featured in 'The Martian'

The film depicts Acidalia Planitia as smooth, but in reality images show a rough and hazardous terrain. 

Oldest crater on Earth formed due to comet impact

Oldest crater on Earth formed due to comet impact

Researchers have found that a comet was responsible for creating one of the oldest craters on Earth in Sudbury Basin area located in Ontario, Canada.

`Meteorite` smashes into Nicaraguan capital

 A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua`s crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday.

Crater linked to dinosaur extinction mapped

Scientists have for the first time created a detailed map of the underwater crater that possibly led to the extinction of dinosaurs about 65 million years ago.

Large impact crater could hold clues about Moon`s mantle

Researchers sifting through data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper that flew aboard India`s Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter found a diverse mineralogy in the subsurface of the giant South Pole Aitken basin.

NASA probe to determine hazards of deep-space radiation

Scientists have published comprehensive findings on space-based radiation as measured by a University of New Hampshire led detector aboard NASA`s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

Catastrophic melting and outflow of buried ice lake on Mars created Aram chaos

A new study has claimed that Aram Chaos - the lumpy, bumpy floor of an ancient impact crater on Mars - formed because of catastrophic melting and outflow of a buried ice lake on Red Planet.

Moon’s rough ‘wrinkles’ can reveal its age

The roughness of craters and other features on the Moon’s surface can reveal its age.

Meteor crater may help prepare for future impacts

Scientists have discovered a meteor crater on Google Earth that they believe could help prepare for future impacts.

Newfound crater in Egypt could change estimates of impact risk to Earth

A small impact crater discovered in the Egyptian desert could change estimates for impact hazards to our planet.

Chandrayaan-1 finds deepest crater on moon

Scientists have discovered moon`s
biggest and deepest crater-some 2,400 kms long and 9 km deep from a NASA instrument that flew aboard India`slunar mission ChandrayaanI.