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World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered


July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

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Earth’s oldest crater found in Greenland


June 29th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Geo-scientists have stumbled upon a vast, 100 km-wide crater in Greenland resulting from a massive asteroid hit a billion years before any other known collision on ... Read more...

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Aboriginal Aussies knew about meteors: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): While the night skies play important roles in many traditional cultures around the world, a new study has found that Aboriginal dreamtime folklores used to link meteorites to ... Read more...

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New images show the scars of impacts on Mars


March 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists say new image of an elongated impact crater on Mars suggest it was carved out by a train of objects hitting the surface at a shallow angle.The ... Read more...

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How to get the most from your new telescope


January 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new telescope brings with it exciting opportunities to see the unseen sights of space, but what is the best way for beginner to get the most from ... Read more...

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Schiaparelli impact basin on Mars was carved by wind, water


December 11th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): New images from ESA's Mars Express have indicated that the Schiaparelli impact basin has been shaped significantly by wind and water on the Red planet.Schiaparelli is a large ... Read more...

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Martian ‘enigmatic elliptical depression’ baffles scientists


August 28th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists have long been baffled by Orcus Patera, an enigmatic elliptical depression near Mars's equator, in the eastern hemisphere of the planet.The term 'patera' is used for deep, ... Read more...

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New crater in Sudan discovered using Google Maps


August 16th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): Software scientists have discovered a 10 kilometre wide crater like structure in the Bayuda Desert of Sudan using Google Maps.If confirmed, it will be the second such discovery ... Read more...

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An Attention-grabbing Meteorite Crater Named ‘Kamil’ Is Found In Egypt


July 31st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An eye-catching meteorite crater has been found in Egypt in a far-flung zone of the Sahara Desert. This crater has been named as Kamil. It ... Read more...

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Rosetta flies by asteroid Lutetia


July 11th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has flown past asteroid Lutetia, providing valuable data to scientists.Lutetia - nearly 120km in its longest dimension - is the biggest asteroid yet visited by ... Read more...

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Giant meteorites may have slammed Earth 1,500 years ago


February 4th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A scientist has found evidence which indicates that pieces of a giant asteroid or comet that broke apart over Earth may have crashed off Australia about 1,500 ... Read more...

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Mars Express images show solidified lava flows on Red Planet


October 11th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): Mars Express has imaged Daedalia Planum, a sparsely cratered, untextured plain on the Red Planet, featuring solidified lava flows of varying ages.Daedalia Planum lies to the south-east of ... Read more...

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Mars Express images show solidified lava flows on Red Planet (Part - II)


October 11th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): The map shows two lava flows: the younger flow exhibits flow structures, pressure ridges as well as the central lava channel.An older flow visible in the lower ... Read more...

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Jupiter’s moon Europa has plenty of oxygen to support life


October 9th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): A new research has suggested that there may be plenty of oxygen available in the global ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa to support life, in fact, a hundred ... Read more...

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NASA’s Viking 2 probe may have found water on Mars in 1976


September 29th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 29 (ANI): New reports indicate that the NASA Viking 2 probe, which landed on Mars in 1976, may have come within centimeters of finding water three decades before it was ... Read more...

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Titan’s surface similar to that of Earth


August 7th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A new research indicates that Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan turns out to have much in common with Earth in the way that weather and geology shape its terrain.Wind, ... Read more...

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Moon to get its own neighborhood watch


June 15th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): The Moon is all set to get its very own neighborhood watch, in the form of a scouting probe due to launch on June 17, which will make ... Read more...

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Subsurface ice on Mars exposed by recent impact craters


March 31st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): The HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has observed some small, freshly gouged craters in images taken in 2008, which in turn have exposed hidden subsurface ... Read more...

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Moon craters reveal history of 4-bln yr old asteroid bombardment in solar system


March 14th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): A scientist is analyzing the age of craters found on the Moon in the 1990s to find out if they are the same age as the others, ... Read more...

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Dark comets may pose deadly threat to Earth


February 12th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Astronomers have claimed that swathes of dark comets may be prowling the solar system, posing a deadly threat to Earth.According to a report in New Scientist, UK-based ... Read more...

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Moons far side may have once faced Earth


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): An analysis of lunar impact craters has shown that the far side of the Moon may have once pointed our way.Mark Wieczorek and Matthieu Le Feuvre at ... Read more...

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Ancient asteroid may have created biggest known landslide on Mars


January 7th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have said that an asteroid may have triggered a landslide on Mars billions of years ago, which is the size of the entire United States, and ... Read more...

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Odd-looking Martian craters indicate hidden ice


January 4th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have defined and analyzed odd-looking Martian craters, which according to them, indicates hidden ice.Surface features common in the northern and southern mid latitudes of Mars and ... Read more...

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Rare Polar Martian impact craters revealed


October 16th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have used the HiRise (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera onboard NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to reveal rare Polar Martian impact craters.The north polar layered deposits ... Read more...

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New evidence indicates that it once used to rain on Mars


September 25th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, September 25 (ANI): Scientists have presented evidence that lake deposits once formed inside impact craters on Mars, which may have been fed by short-lived rivers that were, in turn, fed ... Read more...

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Asteroid Steins looks like a diamond in the sky


September 9th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, September 9 (ANI): The first images of asteroid Steins, from Rosettas OSIRIS imaging system and VIRTIS infrared spectrometer, have been derived from raw data and delivered spectacular results, the major ... Read more...

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Moon crater with possible reserves of ice may be perfect site for lunar base


July 29th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): The discovery that a prime real estate on the Moon is much older than previously thought, has led scientists to believe that the crater may be a ... Read more...

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US scientists find fresh evidence of life on Mars


July 17th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Pasadena (California), July 17 (IANS) There is fresh evidence pointing to life on Mars in the distant past, US scientists claim. In two new studies, the scientists report that Mars once hosted ... Read more...

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Ancient Mars hosted wet environments that had the potential to support life


July 17th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Two studies based on data from NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed that the Red Planet once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other ... Read more...

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NASAs first image from Mercury probe reveals unusual dark-rimmed craters


January 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
ZCZCANI (Science)NASAs first image from Mercury probe reveals unusual dark-rimmed cratersLondon, Jan 17 (ANI): NASAs Messenger spacecraft has sent back the first image of the unseen region of Mercury - one of ... Read more...

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Crater created by cosmic object found in Siberian forest


November 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
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Magma flow traced beneath three Martian volcanoes


November 14th, 2007 - 2:26 am ICT by admin
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