Studying craters on the moon can shed light on the Earth’s history.
Alex Parker, Southwest Research Institute
New research on craters on the moon sheds light about when and how often the moon and Earth have been bombarded by meteorites.
Gosses Bluff impact crater in the Northern Territory.
NASA’s Earth Observatory
Large asteroids have hit Australia over many millions of years and the evidence is in the landscape, if you know where to look.
New research suggests how asteroids may have helped create conditions for life on Earth. But we shouldn't get too carried away with the idea – yet.
The moon’s Orientale impact basin, with rings. Red corresponds to ‘hills’ and blue to ‘valleys’.
Ernest Wright, NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.)
New study suggests a 64km diameter body travelling at 15km per second created the Orientale Basin on the moon.
The village of Agoudal in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains is home to a rare treasure.
High in the mountains of Morocco, scientists have discovered something remarkable and rare: a spot that was struck by two meteorites, possibly millions of years apart.
The big hole left behind tells only part of the story.
The Barringer meteor crater is an iconic Arizona landmark, more than 1km wide and 170 metres deep, left behind by a massive 300,000 tonne meteorite that hit Earth 50,000 years ago with a force equivalent…
Minerals in moon craters may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not the satellite’s innards, as long believed…