Mars Express orbiter snaps stunning image of Korolev crater

The European Space Agency has released a gorgeous composite image of Mars’ Korolev crater, an 82-kilometer-wide crater situated in the planet’s northern lowlands. The ESA’s Mars Express orbiter snapped pictures of the crater over the course of five orbits, and five “strips” were combined to make this stunning image. The Korolev crater is filled with […]

Huge, previously unknown impact crater found beneath Greenland’s ice

Enlarge (credit: Natural History Museum of Denmark et al.) You might not think of giant impact craters as being particularly subtle or in any way capable of hiding from us. If so, you’ll be surprised by the discovery, announced this week, of a 31-kilometer- (19-mile-) wide crater we didn’t know existed. Let’s get the important […]

Hiding in plain sight: Scientists discover massive, Paris-sized crater under Greenland ice (VIDEO)

Scientists have discovered a massive 31-kilometer (19.3 miles) diameter crater made by a 10 billion-tonne meteorite which smashed into Greenland up to three million years ago – and it’s been hiding in plain sight all along. The giant, iron space rock blasted ancient Greenland at a speed of 12 miles per second, releasing 47 million […]

Nintendo’s biggest bull doubles down on his call after shares crater 20% in a month

Nintendo/Universal Studios Nintendo shares have plunged nearly 20% over the past month.  But Jefferies analyst Atul Goyal, who is the biggest Nintendo bull on Wall Street, says they still have tremendous upside.  He points to the widely successful Nintendo Switch, and says the company could improve its mobile business.  Watch Nintendo trade in real time here […]

Shawn Levy to Direct ‘Crater’, a Sci-Fi Coming-of-Age Film Set on the Moon

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of director Shawn Levy? For many movie-literate fans, the answer is probably the uber-bankable Night at the Museum film franchise. But lately, Levy has earned some Cool Points™ as a producer of Netflix’s mega-hit series Stranger Things, and now it sounds like he’s found a sci-fi coming-of-age […]

Martian technicolor worms? NASA reveals incredible snap of Mars crater

Published time: 16 Jul, 2017 00:00 A trippy snap of a Mars crater embedded with material resembling bizarre giant worm-like creatures has been revealed by NASA. A colored infrared HiRISE image captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the exposed bedrock of material scattered across the surface after impact. However, to the untrained eye, the […]

Mars rover’s home crater was a potential hotbed for life

NASA landed the Curiosity rover in Mars’ Gale Crater precisely because it promised to be a sort of open book that revealed a lot about the planet’s history. Well, scientists have been busy reading… and it looks like the crater had an intriguing past. Two newly published research papers indicate that Gale was a warm […]

Curiosity rover finds its crater was habitable for 700 million years

Enlarge / This fracture with discoloration may provide an indication of groundwater intrusion later in the history of Gale Crater. (credit: NASA) Gale Crater, the site being explored by the Curiosity rover, was chosen as a landing site because its structure and composition suggested that it might preserve information about Mars’ past. As Curiosity climbed […]

NASA unveils incredible high-def image of layered Martian crater (PHOTO)

Published time: 18 Mar, 2017 17:54 NASA has released an incredible high-definition image of the intricate layers of a Martian valley, providing further evidence of a once-flooded red planet. Uzboi Vallis is situated in the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region on Mars, believed to have been formed by water that once existed on the planet. […]