Did an asteroid trigger ancient tsunamis on Mars?

Mar 27

by Weston Williams, from The Christian Science Monitor

A team of researchers found that certain geological features on the Red Planet indicate that the impact that created the Lomonosov crater may have also created massive waves in an ancient Martian sea.

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Mars. Image: NASA

A team of scientists believes that an asteroid impact at the site of Mars’ Lomonosov crater

Blue fireball lights up sky over Sweden

Mar 23

A very large blue fireball illuminated the sky over Sweden around 20:30 UTC (21:30 CET) on March 20, 2017. The event was so powerful that the whole sky lit up, Swedish All Sky Meteor Network astronomers said. blue fireball Sweden 2017

Credits: Jessica Dellsjö

Images of the event immediately started appearing on social

Ancient Platinum Asteroid Wiped Out Native American Civilization

Mar 16

By Peggy Binette, University of South Carolina No one knows for certain why the Clovis people and iconic beasts — mastodon, mammoth and saber-toothed tiger — living some 12,800 years ago suddenly disappeared. However, a discovery of widespread platinum at archaeological sites across the U.S. by three University of South Carolina archaeologists has provided an important clue in solving this enduring mystery. clovis people platinum The discovery

Asteroid Clay Could Solve the Space Radiation Problem

Mar 16

by Rosalie Chan, Inverse.com Asteroids likely caused the dinosaur apocalypse, and if one hurtles into Earth, we’d probably die, too. But asteroids can be a lifesavers in outer space, by protecting us from space radiation.

In space, humans are prone to fatal radiation from galactic cosmic rays and solar energetic particles, and this is a major obstacle when it comes to deep-space missions. But in a study published