Stunning ‘Blue’ Ripples on Mars Reveal The Way The Wind Blows

Stunning ‘Blue’ Ripples on Mars Reveal The Way The Wind Blows

What appear to be ripples of blue sand dusting the Martian landscape make the Red Planet appear even more alien than usual. The striking coloration is not, however, what it seems. To see the true beauty, you need to look a little deeper than its make-up. Imaged by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter earlier this year, … Read more

Astronomers Found a Crater From The Mystery Rocket That Smashed Into The Moon

Astronomers Found a Crater From The Mystery Rocket That Smashed Into The Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) – NASA’s eye-in-the-sky in orbit around the Moon – has found the crash site of the mystery rocket booster that slammed into the far side of the Moon back on 4 March 2022. The LRO images, taken May 25th, revealed not just a single crater, but a double crater formed … Read more

New Image of Mars Reveals a Crater Eerily Similar to a Huge, Creepy Eye

New Image of Mars Reveals a Crater Eerily Similar to a Huge, Creepy Eye

A new image snapped by a spacecraft orbiting Mars could be enough to give one Lovecraftian nightmares. Far below the camera of ESA’s Mars Express, a large, city-sized, unnamed crater gapes on the surface of the red planet, smears of dark material making it appear like an enormous eye gazing out to the stars. Yet … Read more

Lava ‘Music’ Might Explain The Eruption Rhythms of The World’s Most Active Volcano

Lava ‘Music’ Might Explain The Eruption Rhythms of The World’s Most Active Volcano

The sounds of sloshing lava are music to a volcanologist’s ears. The reverberating belches and burps can help reveal what’s going on deep within a volcano’s belly. Putting an ear to the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii has allowed researchers to track the temperature of magma and the migration of volcanic gasses as they bubble to … Read more