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The discovery of a new, ancient, predatory reptile dubbed Parvosuchus aurelioi—part of a group of crocodile-like reptiles called pseudosuchians—in Brazil is described in a paper in Scientific Reports. The specimen, which dates to approximately 237 million...
Our planet was born around 4.5 billion years ago. To understand this mind-bendingly long history, we need to study rocks and the minerals they are made of. The oldest rocks in Australia, which are some of the...

Glass beads in lunar soil reveal ancient asteroid bombardments on the moon and Earth

In 2020, China's Chang'e 5 mission sampled more than a kilogram of moon rock and soil and brought it back to Earth. The samples...

Image: Lunar science stirring on Mount Etna

This image comes to you from Mount Etna, Sicily, where a lunar analog study focusing on robotic exploration is currently unfolding. The project—named the ARCHES...

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spots rocket impact site on moon

Astronomers discovered a rocket body heading toward a lunar collision late last year. Impact occurred March 4, with NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter later spotting...

Earth’s atmosphere may be source of some lunar water

Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from Earth's upper atmosphere and combining on the moon could be one of the sources of the known lunar...

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