Oct 2 2014

This is not an asteroid crater. Or so says a new study looking at the moon's largest dark spot Oceanus Procellarum (a.k.a Ocean of Storms). But the newly proposed origin is equally cool: A stretching of the lunar crust, driven by a process that researchers compare to plate tectonics here on Earth.

Apr 25 2014
Zumba Crater, Mars

The walls on the sides of Zumba Crater on Mars are so steep, it looks like an eyeball staring back at you from the

Apr 18 2014
A Rainbow Crater on Mars

This impact crater on Mars is decked out in rainbow colours reflecting the topography of the area. The dark blues

Apr 13 2014
Mapping the Moon

Selenography, the study of surface and physical features of the Moon, is a field where science meets art. From

Apr 8 2014

Where on Earth is this freaky lava pool? Why do people hate love locks? Is it true that fire ants love the suburbs? And what do the soon-to-be-lost sounds of the industrial age sound like? All your answers are here, in this week's landscape reads!

Apr 4 2014
Erosion in a Martian Crater

This well-preserved crater on Mars features evidence of mass wasting — reoccurring slope linea formation. Material