Impacts and Impact Craters


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Radio Programs

Moon and Companions Building a mound on the Moon — after this. Wednesday, January 6, 2016
More Mariner 4 Changing the concept of Mars Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Moon and Antares Digging up some lunar history Tuesday, June 2, 2015
One-Two Punch Space rocks pummel Australia Saturday, May 30, 2015
Moon and Mars Asteroids take aim at Mars Thursday, January 22, 2015
Lunar Giant A giant scar on the Moon’s backside Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Hailstorm The inner planets take a beating Monday, December 29, 2014
Moon and Companions Cracking the surface of the Moon Thursday, December 11, 2014
Moon and Saturn Saturn’s moons take a beating Monday, August 4, 2014
Impact! Cosmic missiles slam into Jupiter Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Moon and Mars Digging holes on other worlds Saturday, May 10, 2014
Moon and Regulus Bright flashes on the surface of the Moon Thursday, March 13, 2014
Earth Impacts V Protecting Earth from space rocks Friday, January 10, 2014
Earth Impacts IV Going to work for planetary defense Thursday, January 9, 2014
Earth Impacts III Violence and beauty in the Sahara Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Earth Impacts II Kick starting an Ice Age Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Earth Impacts The scars of a celestial pounding Monday, January 6, 2014
Moon and Mars Drilling holes in the surface of Mars Sunday, September 1, 2013
Sutter’s Mill A new strike at Sutter’s Mill Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bright Visitors Bright visitors from beyond Earth Monday, April 22, 2013
Messy Impact Debating a devastating impact Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Space Watch IV A very close encounter Thursday, February 14, 2013
Space Watch III Painting our way out of a jam Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Space Watch II Searching for cosmic bullets Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Space Watch A target in a cosmic shooting gallery Monday, February 11, 2013
Diamonds Making “ice” from fire Thursday, January 10, 2013
Apophis Keeping an eye on a troublemaker Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Homeworld Security Tracking down threats from space Saturday, August 25, 2012
Moon and Regulus Excavating a lunar crater Thursday, December 15, 2011
Another Encounter Keeping tabs on a rocky visitor Monday, November 7, 2011
Close Encounter A neighbor pays Earth a close visit Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Taking Inventory II Watching for invaders from beyond Sunday, March 27, 2011

Featured Images

Radio view of asteroid 2015 TB145, which will pass close to Earth on Halloween
Boo! Saturday, October 31, 2015
Lunar Giant Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Possible origin of the Ocean of Storms
Cracks in the Moon Thursday, December 11, 2014
Giant impact craters on Saturn's moons Mimas and Tethys
Survivors Monday, August 4, 2014
Artist's concept of comet impact on Jupiter
Strike One! Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fresh Martian impact crater seen by an orbiting spacecraft in late 2013
Fresh Impact Friday, February 7, 2014
A giant asteroid slams into Earth, leading to global extinctions
Impact! Monday, January 6, 2014
Chart showing the path of asteroid 2012 DA14 relative to Earth.
Getting Close Thursday, February 14, 2013
Craters fill an ancient river channel on Mars
Martian Rapids Monday, October 10, 2011
MESSENGER's first color image of Mercury, March 29, 2011
First Glimpse Thursday, March 31, 2011
Cassini image of Saturn's moon Mimas, October 2010
Scarface Monday, October 25, 2010
The aftermath of an asteroid impact in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter
Giant Scar Monday, September 20, 2010
Scars of Apollo Monday, March 29, 2010
Impact! Wednesday, February 3, 2010


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