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Mars crater complex shows layers of ice in stunning spacecraft photos

Home News Science & Astronomy Utopia Planitia on Mars, based on digital modeling and data from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission. (Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO) Ice and dust pile on the Martian surface like a layer cake in fresh images based on data from the Mars Express spacecraft.The European…

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This crater on dwarf planet Ceres that may hold another icy volcano, scientists say

Home News Science & Astronomy White deposits associated with Urvara crater on Ceres suggest cryovolcanic activity. (Image credit: MPS, based on data from the Dawn mission: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA) Ceres might be spewing cryovolcanoes in yet another spot on the dwarf planet’s surface.Close-up pictures from NASA’s Dawn mission that orbited Ceres between 2015 and 2018 revealed salt…

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This gas crater has been on fire for 50 years – now there’s a plan to extinguish it

The government in Turkmenistan has announced that it plans to close the Gates of Hell. The burning gas crater has been on fire for the past several decades, following an incident with a Soviet drilling operation in the early 1970s. Now, the government appears to be looking for ways to put it out. The Turkmenistan…