NASA discovers there may be flowing water on Mars

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Dark seasonal streaks on crater walls could be flows of salty water.

We have known for a while now that ice exists on Mars.  We have seen a lot of suggestions that liquid water may have once existed on the surface in huge rivers and oceans. But  NASA has announced for the first time, they may have actually spotted some flowing, liquid water.

 

 

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Last Year’s Moonshot Reveals Lots More Water Tha Previously Thought

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Impact view is seen in this image released on October 9, 2009

When NASA blasted a hole in the moon last year in search of water, scientists figured there would be a splash. They just didn’t know how big. Now new results from the Hollywood-esque moonshot reveal lots of water in a crater where the sun never shines — 41 gallons of ice and vapor.

 

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Dramatic Animated Simulation of an Asteroid Hitting the Earth

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A dramatic computer-animated simulation, produced by NHK Japan and the National Film Board of Canada, depicts what would happen if an asteroid measuring 500 kilometers (300 mi) in diameter collided with Earth.

 

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Australian Scientists Find Timor Sea Meteorite Crater

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Australian scientists have discovered a crater deep beneath the Timor Sea made during a heavy meteor storm which may have altered the Earth’s climate, the lead researcher said Thursday.

Australian National University archaeologist Andrew Glikson said seismic activity led experts to the Mount Ashmore 1B site, and a study of fragments showed a large meteorite hit just before the Earth’s temperatures plunged…

‘Door to Hell’ Accidentally Opened by Geologists

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The Door to Hell

In the darkness of night, flames dance and lick the air, casting an ominous glow that can be seen from miles around in the desert of Turkmenistan. The source of all this light and heat is a massive crater, in which blazes an unceasing inferno, dubbed by locals the “Door to Hell.” For decades, the fires within the pit have been burning without end, fed by a seemingly unlimited pocket of natural gas. The “Door to Hell” might easily be placed among the world’s most incredible natural wonder–that is, if it wasn’t man-made. So, what manner of mortal man cast open this gaping chasm and set alight its endless fire, seeming so much like an apocalyptical vision? Well, they were geologists, actually. (Video)

 

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NASA Monitoring Inside Mount St. Helens Volcano

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Sensors are being placed inside and around the mouth of Mount St. Helens.

Scientists have placed high-tech “spiders” inside and around the mouth of Mount St. Helens, one of the most active volcanoes in the United States. Networks such as these could one day be used to respond rapidly to an impending eruption.

 

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Boy Survives Being Struck By Meteorite Going 30,000 MPH

Boy Survives Being Struck By Meteorite Going 30,000 MPH

Gerrit holds the meteorite and on the back of the other the graze it left can be seen  

The odds of it happening are astronomical, but not impossible, as one schoolboy found out when he was struck by a passing meteorite.

The rock flew down from space at speeds of 30,000mph, and grazed past 14-year-old Gerrit Blank as he made his way to school.

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Dinosaur Extinction Occured 300,000 Years After Asteroid Impact

Dinosaur Extinction Occured 300,000 Years After Asteroid Impact

A giant asteroid hit the Earth around 65million years ago, but experts dispute the impact it had. 

Molten droplets from the ancient asteroid impact were found just below the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary – a geological layer of sediment linked with the extinction.
 

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