Monthly Archives: September 2014
There are hundreds of impact craters found around the world, but less than 50 that are considered Large (over 20km in diameter). As an example, one of the most well-known and best preserved craters is Barringer crater in Arizona (35°2′N 111°1′W), which is just over 1km in diameter, and was created by a nickle-iron meteor, which was about 50m (54yards).
NASA agency has no official plans for a mission to the Jovian moon, whose icy crust covers a watery ocean in which life could theoretically exist.
This list will focus on any volcano made lake; Volcano lakes can occur in a few different ways: The first would simply be a crater filled with water.
The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it talks about the universe as we know it starting with a small singularity, then inflating over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos that we know today.
Nestled in the heart of a tiny galaxy 54 million light years from Earth is a black hole so big it makes up 15% of the star cluster’s total mass.
Physicist Brian Cox once said: “I’m comfortable with the unknown—that’s the point of science. There are places out there, billions of places out there, that we know nothing about.
It’s easy to guess where the hottest place in the universe might be — the core of a giant star, maybe, or a disk of gas heated to millions of degrees as it tries to cram its way into a super-massive black hole, or even, for a fraction of a second, a fusion reactor in New Jersey. It’s harder to imagine the coldest place, though.
Quasars are supermassive black holes located at the center of distant, massive galaxies. They are the brightest objects in the universe, and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over 20 years.
A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua on Saturday night, creating a 39ft-wide (12 metre) crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite. And authorities in the region believe the meteorite was in fact a shard of rock from the 2014 RC ‘pitbull’ asteroid that soared past Earth over the weekend.