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We Just Found 222 More Craters On The Moon

How well do we know the Moon? Perhaps not as well as we thought; scientists just found 222 new craters on our nearest celestial neighbour — 33 per cent more than we thought were there.

Our Closest View Yet Of Ceres' Strange Bright Spots Finally Reveals How They Formed

We have a good idea of what those bright spots on Ceres are, but the question of how they got there remains mysterious. Now, an incredibly low-altitude image of the dwarf planet reveals details about their origins.

Watch An Underground Nuclear Explosion Melt The Ground Into A Giant Crater

Video: Here is how subsidence craters are formed: An underground nuclear explosion gets set off and creates a hole underneath the ground, the ground collapses because nothing is supporting it any more and then boom. Giant crater. It is so gnarly to see because the ground looks like its melting into the core of the Earth.

Bursting Balloons In A Sand Box Reveals The Origin Of Mysterious Craters

When we think of craters, asteroid collisions are often what come to mind. But now, thanks to scientists who exploded balloons in a sand box, we have a better idea of other ways craters can be formed, like underground methane explosions, for instance.

Planetary Scientists Are Officially Done Finding Craters On Earth

Science is meant to be an unceasing, always-sceptical search for knowledge, so it’s not often that scientists can call it a day, declare a problem all scienced out, and move on. But that’s exactly what the team counting asteroid craters on Earth are doing.

The Plan To Drill Into The Crater From The Dinosaur-Killing Meteorite 

Sixty-five million years ago, a meteorite careened into Earth, leaving a huge crater on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The impact is likely responsible for killing off the most of the dinosaurs — along with 75 per cent of all species on Earth. Scientists are now planning an expedition to drill into the middle of the crater.

Russia Has More Diamonds In A Crater Than The Rest Of The World Has Combined

If you had more diamonds than the rest of the world combined hiding under an asteroid crater, would you tell anyone? Russia was happy to keep that knowledge a secret until now, finally revealing plans to begin tapping into a reserve containing trillions of carats worth of diamonds.

Is Our Moon Actually Two Moons That Smashed Into Each Other?

Some scientists are starting to believe that our moon is actually the result of a mid-air space collision of two moons. They say that the two-moon theory could explain why each side of the moon is so different from the other.

The Human Eye Looks Like A Crater

This is a stunning macro image of a human eye. Yes, an eye. It’s part of a series by Suren Manvelyan called “Your Beautiful Eyes”. Some eyes are electric, others are blooming and a few are haunting. All are amazing.

World's Best Preserved Crater Found Using Google Earth

This crater, located in a remote area of the Sahara desert, was discovered by researchers using Google Earth. And that’s actually not even the coolest part. Kamil, as the crater is called, may actually be the world’s best preserved crater.

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