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An artist’s conception of a major impact event, with the early Earth as the target body.  Such massive impacts no longer occur, but plenty of small ones do.. Image Credit: Don Davis (work commissioned by NASA)

CQ Science – Post 1: Impact Events

Several of the mapping tasks here at CQ include marking the size and position of impact craters. Why is this so important, and how does so much science come out of these measurements? We’ll answer these questions in a series of posts about impact craters, starting here with Impact Events. Impact craters are the scars […]

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Comet 2010 NY65. Credit: LCOGT

Citizen Science: Help Track Asteroids for Asteroid Day 2016

Las Cumbres Observatory have partnered with Asteroid Day and Universe Awareness to create a website which allows you to take pictures of asteroids, using a global network of telescopes. Las Cumbres Observatory has 18 professional robotic telescopes at seven remote astronomical sites across the globe. With this website, you can join the international campaign to […]

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Indochinite. Credit:  	Brocken Inaglory

Hunting for Saffordites

Here is another of our Guest Blog series – planetary astronomer and CosmoQuest team member Larry Lebofsky introduces us to an interesting impact-created rock known as Saffordite. As a planetary astronomer who has had a long career studying small bodies in the Solar System— from the dwarf planets to asteroids to moons to the rings […]

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