‘Monster’ Quake on Mars Is The Biggest Ever Recorded on Another Planet, NASA Says

'Monster' Quake on Mars Is The Biggest Ever Recorded on Another Planet, NASA Says

In terms of seismic events on the red planet (or indeed any other planet besides Earth), this is the biggest one recorded so far: the NASA InSight lander has recorded a ‘monster’ of a marsquake, which is estimated to have hit magnitude 5 on the scale used on Earth. That beats the previous record holder, … Read more

Huge Groundwater System Discovered Under Antarctica

Huge Groundwater System Discovered Under Antarctica

The research team collected data in blistering cold of Antarctica for weeks to map the continent’s subsurface.Photo: Kerry Key Antarctica, far from just a sprawling mass of ice, is a geologically complex continent made of expansive glaciers, jagged bedrock, and, as new research finds, large amounts of groundwater. HAS study published today in the journal … Read more

The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth’s Water For Billions of Years

The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth's Water For Billions of Years

There are water molecules and ice up on the Moon, so how did they get there? Asteroid and comet collisions are likely to have produced some of it, but a new study suggests another source of lunar water: the Earth’s atmosphere. Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from our planet’s upper atmosphere and then combining on … Read more