Oct 2 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Erosion in a Martian Crater

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

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