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SMART crater on the Moon

(Phys.org)—On the morning of 3 September 2006, a brief flash illuminated the Moon's 'Lake of Excellence' as ESA's SMART-1 mission met its fate on the dusty surface.

dateSep 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Crater discovery's impact echoes still today

Desmond Moser never gives up. Twenty years ago, the now Western Earth Sciences professor first visited the heart of South Africa's Vredefort impact crater, locating what he believed to be some of the only ...

dateMay 23, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Viking 1 examines Mars' Ophir Chasma

During its examination of Mars, the Viking 1 spacecraft returned images of Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system 5,000 km, or about 3,106 miles, long, whose connected chasma or valleys may have formed from ...

dateAug 23, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Happy Valentine's Day from Mars

(PhysOrg.com) -- An image taken by the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a heart-shaped feature that the camera's team at Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, wants to share with ...

dateFeb 15, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Temperature extremes on Mars

"Mars ain't no kind of place to raise your kids; in fact it's cold as hell" sang Elton John in "Rocket Man", and although the song was released in 1972—four years before the first successful landing on Mar ...

dateSep 14, 2012 in Space Exploration
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