Scientists Have Climbed To The Bottom Of The Mysterious Siberian Crater

Remember that dramatic 260-foot crater that was discovered in Siberia this past summer? In an effort to learn more about this mysterious hole, a team of Russian geologists has successfully climbed down to the bottom where they managed to perform tests and take some stunning photos. » 11/14/14 12:40pm 11/14/14 12:40pm

A Dramatic 260 Foot Crater Has Mysteriously Appeared In Siberia

Russian geologists are on their way to a remote region of Siberia's Yamal Peninsula to investigate the mysterious appearance of what looks like a gigantic Sarlac Pit. Opinions are divided as to what caused the apparent crater. » 7/16/14 12:32pm 7/16/14 12:32pm

Counting craters for SCIENCE

Newest research sez, volunteer citizen-scientists with the Moonmappers project do just as well as trained experts at mapping craters on the moon. This research is vital for understanding relative ages, odds of impact events, and how our solar system has evolved over time. » 3/14/14 10:51pm 3/14/14 10:51pm

Why are there square craters forming on the Moon?

The moon is full of craters both large and small, but typically they come in only one shape: round. So why are scientists spotting square craters on the moon? » 3/07/14 2:49pm 3/07/14 2:49pm

Our first glimpse of the Moon's newest crater

Back in March, the Moon was struck by a meteoroid travelling 56,000 mph. The resulting explosion released the equivalent of five tons of TNT — a flash that could be seen from Earth with the naked eye. NASA has now released an image of the moon's latest feature. » 12/19/13 4:40pm 12/19/13 4:40pm

The Earth-Bashers

Mars isn't the only planet with awe-inspiring craters. Here on Earth, we've been pummeled by space rocks in the not-so-distant past, and our planet has the scars to prove it. A new photo essay in National Geographic by Stephen Alvarez tells the story of planetary impacts like this one (above) in Arizona, U.S., called… » 7/17/08 7:00am 7/17/08 7:00am