Finding Mars on Earth: A Conversation about Martian Meteorites

The evidence continues to accumulate: Mars used to be wet.  It used to have a much more active hydrological cycle. The Mars Couriosity Rover has been revealing the complex geology of Mars including the deposition of sedimentary rocks (Curious Geology: Stunning Images Reveal a Complex Mars) but we have been able to study the watery […]

A Young Mercury? Apparent Age Redux

Another blog brought to my attention a recent daily news update from ICR that comments on the origins of Mercury.  The latter article comments on recently published results of the MESSENGER spacecraft that is now orbiting the planet Mercury (Science abstract).  That spacecraft is mapping the surface of Mercury with several instruments including  X-ray fluorescence […]

The History of an Asteroid Family

A press release yesterday from NASA (HERE) was picked up by various news outlets because it referenced problems with a prior work that attempted to identify the source of an asteroid that may have killed off the dinosaurs.   While the release and the related research paper is interesting in itself I was more interested in […]