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How a young-looking lunar volcano hides its true age

While orbiting the Moon in 1971, the crew of Apollo 15 photographed a strange geological feature -- a bumpy, D-shaped depression about two miles...

More Earth-like than moon-like

Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought. In a new study published today in the Nature-affiliated journal Scientific Reports, researchers at LSU...

Drawn from the Deep: Earth’s Primordial Reservoir Older Than the Moon

Earth's mantle -- the layer between the crust and the outer core -- is home to a primordial soup even older than the moon....

Research helps explain formation of ringed crater on the Moon

The Moon’s Orientale basin is an archetype of “multi-ring” basins found throughout the solar system. New research reveals how those rings were formed. Using data...

Scientists’ finding supports moon creation hypothesis

A layer of iron and other elements deep underground is the evidence scientists have long been seeking to support the hypothesis that the moon...

Moon is proto-Earth’s mantle, relocated

Measurements of an element in Earth and Moon rocks have just disproved the leading hypotheses for the origin of the Moon. Tiny differences in the...

Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars

In molten sandstone extracted by prospectors a century ago, an international team of scientists has discovered microscopic crystals telling of unimaginable pressures and temperatures...

Close encounters of a tidal kind could lead to cracks on...

A new model developed by University of Rochester researchers could offer a new explanation as to how cracks on icy moons, such as Pluto's...

Squeezing out mountains, mathematically, on Jupiter’s moon Io

Mountains aren't the first thing that hit you when you look at images of Jupiter's innermost moon, Io. But once you absorb the fact...

The moon thought to play a major role in maintaining Earth’s...

The Earth's magnetic field permanently protects us from the charged particles and radiation that originate in the sun. This shield is produced by the...

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