Craters

Chicxulub Crater geology surprises: 2002

Chicxulub crater geology

The discovery of unique low density Chicxulub granite, during the drilling project into the Chicxulub crater’s peak ring mountains, is not the only geological surprise from the supposed meteor impact crater. How were these special granites formed? In the 2004 drilling project there was more geology surprises. The Chicxulub Scientific Drilling Project (CSDP) between 2001 …

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Hexagonal craters

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Hexagonal craters. How can the hexagon shape be formed due to meteor/asteroid impacts? How are irregular polygons and similar angles of the crater rim be formed in very different local conditions from very different asteroid types? Hexagonal craters on Earth, planets, moons and asteroids Hexagonal craters shape formation They look to be created as a …

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Pluto craters

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Pluto, suggested to be composed of ice and rock with its surface a massive 98% nitrogen ice, has revealed more craters that look like craters found on other planets, our Moon, moons, asteroids and active asteroids (comets). These other space bodies in our solar system are not made of the the same material, have a …

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Ammonia crater: in or from Charon?

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Large amounts of frozen ammonia have been detected in and around the area of a crater on Pluto’s satellite moon Charon. Other amounts of ammonia are found nearby. A general detection of ammonia had been found previously but not in a defined location. A similar sized crater nearby does not have any ammonia in it …

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Ceres Occator crater bright spots

Ceres bright spots Occator crater

The Ceres Occator crater bright spots are now seen in more detail, thanks to NASA’s Dawn Mission. “Dawn has transformed what was so recently a few bright dots into a complex and beautiful, gleaming landscape,” said Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer and mission director based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. “Soon, the scientific …

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