Craters

  • News HeadlinesIrregular shape of craters on Mars explained

    Irregular shape of craters on Mars explained

    (ORDO NEWS) — Astronomers have offered an explanation for why some of the craters on Mars are irregularly shaped. The reason experts call landslides. This was reported in a press release on the Phys.org website. Most craters are circular due to the ejection of material in all directions as a result of the impact. Complex craters, on the other hand, are large depressions with complex features such as terraces, central…

  • News HeadlinesWhy is the far side of the moon much more covered with craters

    Why is the far side of the moon much more covered with craters

    (ORDO NEWS) — No matter where you are on Earth, you can only see one face of the moon. Its other half is constantly turned away from our planet, and this far side is much more cratered than the one that faces us. The near side of the Moon is covered with lunar maria – vast plains of volcanic basalt that look like dark spots when we look at our…

  • News HeadlinesAmazing field of craters found on Earth

    Amazing field of craters found on Earth

    (ORDO NEWS) — In a unique location in southeastern Wyoming, US, more than 30 craters are concentrated, which were formed about 280 million years ago. They arose as a result of the impact of a large meteorite, from which smaller parts broke off during the fall. “Secondary craters around larger craters are well known on other planets and moons,” the scientists say, “but have never been seen before on Earth.”…

  • News HeadlinesUnusual field of craters discovered on Earth

    Unusual field of craters discovered on Earth

    (ORDO NEWS) — This can only be seen on other planets. In a unique location in southeastern Wyoming, US, more than 30 craters are concentrated, which were formed about 280 million years ago. They arose as a result of the impact of a large meteorite, from which smaller parts broke off during the fall. “Secondary craters around larger craters are well known on other planets and moons,” the scientists say,…

  • News HeadlinesScientists have determined the age of one of the most ancient impact craters of the Earth 1

    Scientists have determined the age of one of the most ancient impact craters of the Earth

    (ORDO NEWS) — A huge impact crater hiding deep under the Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland was probably created after a kilometer-wide asteroid collided with Earth 58 million years ago. Due to the complexity of working in Greenland, scientists have been studying this issue for more than 7 years. According to scientists, this happened about eight million years after the infamous collision that killed most of the dinosaurs. The crater, also…

  • News HeadlinesGiant tree trunk crater discovered on Mars

    Giant tree trunk crater discovered on Mars

    (ORDO NEWS) — The ExoMars Trace Gas (TGO) orbiter, cruising over Mars, has discovered a very unusual crater resembling a felled tree trunk. The recently released image was captured by the ExoMars Trace Gas orbiter, a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian space agency Roscosmos. Just like tree rings, the details inside the crater contain important information about the Red Planet. The interior of the…

  • News HeadlinesVolcanoes and impact craters in a new image from the Mars Express spacecraft

    Volcanoes and impact craters in a new image from the Mars Express spacecraft

    (ORDO NEWS) — At first glance, two contrasting structures stand out in this image – a volcano that rises slightly above the surrounding area, with a collapsed collapse caldera, and an impact crater located at the bottom of the photo. Both of these structures can tell us a lot about the events that took place in the process of their formation. A relatively small shield volcano, the Dome of Jupiter,…

  • News HeadlinesConstant asteroid showers destroy previous ideas about the craters of Mars 1

    Constant asteroid showers destroy previous ideas about the craters of Mars

    (ORDO NEWS) — A New Curtin University study has confirmed that the frequency of collisions between impact craters on Mars has been constant over the past 600 million years. The study analyzed the formation of more than 500 large Martian craters using a crater detection algorithm previously developed at Curtin, which automatically counts visible impact craters in a high-resolution image. Despite previous research suggesting spikes in the frequency of asteroid…