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NASA Spots Another Possible Impact Crater Buried Under Greenland Ice

In the wake of discovering what a huge impact crater could be under the Greenland ice cap, scientists think they have discovered a second unrelated structure nearby. The new suspected impact crater is about 22 miles (36 kilometers) wide and, as the first structure, it has not yet been definitively identified as an impact crater. There are many other crater-shaped …

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ESA’s Mars rover named for Rosalind Franklin | Space

<! – -> The concept of the artist of the ExoMars rover of ESA on Mars, via ESA / Planetary Society. The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to launch a Mars rover at the next launch window, in 2020, with a landing planned for 2021. The work of the rover, in part, will be to drill up to 6.5 feet …

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NASA Scientist Searched For ‘A Couple Hours’ Before Spotting Second Greenland Impact Crater

Researchers identified a second possible impact crater in northwestern Greenland, just more than 100 miles from the Hiawatha Crater in November 2018. Last November, scientists' minds were wiped out by the discovery of a 19-mile wide crater beneath Greenland. The crater was hidden in plain sight just 150 miles from a major air base. Airborne scientists carrying out the NASA …

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Earth’s ‘Third Pole’ Contains Less Ice Than We Thought

Aerial view of Mount Everest Image: Wikimedia The glaciers covering the high mountains of Central Asia are smaller than we thought, according to a new analysis published Monday in Nature Geoscience. Since they are also facing a rapid merger, this is quite negative for the hundreds of millions of people who use their water. Last week, an important analysis concluded …

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If You Applied for Trip to Mars, We Have Bad News

(Newser) – Whatever happened to Mars One Ventures, the company that was planning to send 24 people on a one-way trip to the Red Planet? In a perhaps not shocking development, he went bankrupt. Many Verge's notes had long suspected that the whole business was basically a scam, with the company having no firm plan to actually transport humans to …

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NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA is looking for a last time to contact its Mars Rover Opportunity vehicle, before requesting it. The rover has been silent for eight months, the victim of one of the most intense sandstorms of recent decades. The thick dust clouded the sky last summer and, for months, blocked the sunlight from the solar panels …

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NASA sets likely funeral for silent Mars Opportunity rover

An illustration of NASA shows which Opportunity would appear on Mars. NASA NASA seems to convene its leadership to deliver a eulogy to its rover Mars Opportunity . The space agency has scheduled a briefing on Wednesday, when it will announce the results of the final attempts to contact the solar-powered robot that has roamed the red planet since 2004. …

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