Craters On Earth – Tenoumer Crater

Panoramic view of Tenoumer Crater 

Tenoumer Crater is a confirmed crater deep in the Sahara Desert. It is a near-perfect circular crater. The diameter of the crater is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) with a depth of 100 meters (330 feet). According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, the origins of the crater have long been debated among geologists. However, … Read more

Craters On Earth – Nordlinger Ries

Panoramic view of Nordlinger Ries

The Nordlinger Ries is an impact crater located north of Danube in the Donau-Ries district. It is a significant circular depression in western Bavaria and eastern Baden-Wurttemberg. The depression of the impact crater has a town in it about 3.7 miles (6 km) southwest of the crater center. The full impact crater … Read more

Craters On Earth – Roter Kamm Crater

Bird’s eye view of Roter Kamm Crater

Roter Kamm Crater is a meteorite crater also known as Red Ridge. It is located in Sperrgebiet within the Namib Desert approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) southwest of Aurus Mountain and 50 miles (80 km) north of Oranjemund in the IIKaras Region. The diameter of the crater is 1.6 miles (2.5 km) … Read more

Craters On Earth – Tswaing Crater

Panoramic view of Tswaing Crater

Tswaing Crater is an impact crater in South Africa accompanied by a museum. It is located 40 km northwest of Pretoria. The diameter of the crater is 0.70 miles (1.13 km) and 100 meters (330 feet) deep. Tswaing Crater’s estimated age is approximately 220,000 years old during the Pleistocene period. The meteorite … Read more

The Great Comet of 1882

The Great Comet of 1882.

The strange phenomena of different types of celestial objects and bodies have always excited us! There are many of them out there that have such unique aspects that scientists have not been able to figure out despite years of research. For example, some comets are extremely bright and pass by close to … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp

Comets are one of the most studied celestial objects by astronomers. Over the years, there has been increased study and research on many of them as they appear close to Earth and provide indications about space. These comets are sometimes traveling for hundreds of years in their orbit. One such comet is … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Comet McNaught

Comet McNaught in Sydney, Australia.

Comet discoveries are always unexpected and astonishing. Finding a new celestial object in our solar system indicates that there is a possibility of various new aspects that we can find out about our solar system. However, comet discoveries are neither frequent nor easy to spot despite the better technology. One of the … Read more

Craters On Earth – Pingualuit Crater

Bird’s eye view of Pingualuit Crater

The Pingualuit Crater is formerly known as Chubb Crater and New Quebec Crater. It is relatively a younger impact crater located on the Ungava Peninsula in the administrative region of Nord-du-Quebec, in Quebec, Canada. The diameter of the Pingualuit Crater is 2.14 miles (3.44 km). It is estimated to be 1.4 million … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Tempel-Tuttle Comet

A Leonid Meteor Shower

The Halley’s Comet has always fascinated scientists for its periodic arrival on Earth. However, few studies have been conducted on it because the orbital period is so long at about 75 to 76 years. For this reason, scientists have focused on other comets such as the Tempel-Tuttle Comet which has a short … Read more

Craters On Earth – Kaali Crater Field

Kaali Crater Field is not one but a group of nine meteorite craters. It is located in the town of Kaali on the Estonian Island of Saaremaa which is 11 miles away from the island capital. The impact crater site consists of one large crater along with 8 smaller craters. The formation … Read more