Crater

  • Watch: A giant crater in Russia's far north locals call 'the end of the world' is creating a buzz online July 26, 2014

    A vast crater discovered in a remote region of Siberia known to locals as "the end of the world" is causing a sensation in Russia, with a group of scientists being sent to investigate. The giant hole in the remote energy-rich Yamalo-Nenetsky region first came to light in a video uploaded...
  • Mysterious giant hole appears in northern Siberia July 18, 2014

    Moscow: Russian scientists say they believe a 60-metre wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Centre of the Arctic, told the AP Thursday that the crater was mostly likely the result...
  • Giant Mars crater shows evidence of ancient lake January 21, 2013

    Washington: A NASA spacecraft has provided compelling new evidence that a Martian crater once may have held groundwater-fed lake. The new information comes from researchers analysing spectrometer data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which looked down on the floor of McLaughlin Crater. The Martian crater is 92 kilometres in diameter...
  • Plenty of water on the moon, NASA confirms November 14, 2009

    Moffett Field (California - USA): Preliminary data from NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicates the mission successfully uncovered water in a permanently shadowed lunar crater. The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the moon. The LCROSS spacecraft and a companion rocket stage made twin...
  • Moon crater named after Michael Jackson July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The loss of pop icon Michael Jackson has been felt by everyone. As a tribute to the king of pop, The Lunar Republic Society has renamed a crater on the moon, Michael Joseph Jackson, a befitting ode to one of the biggest stars of all time. Bollywood Badshah...
  • Spectacular images reveal Mars' history October 7, 2006

    Spectacular new images of Mars could reveal clues about tens of millions of years of the red planet's history. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has just released photos taken from above the planet by the spacecraft Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing the rover Opportunity perched next to the enormous Victoria Crater....
  • Mars Opportunity 'keeps on tickin' September 28, 2006

    Washington: The Mars Rover Opportunity has arrived at the rim of a big crater that scientists never thought it could reach, NASA said. Geologists controlling the golf-cart-sized robot hope it can explore the depths of Victoria Crater to find out more about the history of the red planet - especially whether...