Oldest known asteroid impact may have played role in ending ancient ice age
A meteoroid crashes on eclipse-darkened moon
Oldest Earth rock found on Moon? Maybe
A recent uptick in impact events on the Moon and on Earth
A meteoroid impact on Mars triggers a dusty avalanche
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spots recent impact crater
Lunar impact: how the Moon’s Mare Orientale was formed
The Moon’s Orientale basin is an archetype of “multi-ring” basins found throughout the solar system. New research has enabled scientists to reconstruct Orientale’s formation using data from NASA’s GRAIL mission. It is now thought that the 580-mile-wide feature was created 3.8 billion years ago by an impacting object some 40 miles across travelling at about 9 miles per second.
Mars Express spies an ancient impact crater
Scientists find fresh impact craters near the Moon’s south pole
Using data from NASA’s Lunar reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have discovered two geologically young craters — one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million years old — in the darkest regions of the Moon’s south pole. Such craters provide valuable information on the frequency of collisions in the solar system.