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Curiosity images planets, asteroids, Mars moons

A new image from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid, and it shows two: Ceres and Vesta. These two — the largest and third-largest bodies in the asteroid belt … Continue reading

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How often does Mars get whacked?

Or — to pose this question more usefully — what’s the rate of crater-making impacts on Mars as compared to, say, the Moon? Why the Moon? Because it’s the one extraterrestrial body for which scientists have both a long visible … Continue reading

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