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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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Strange, Yet Familiar Titan

Planetary surfaces never cease to amaze. Take a look at this new radar image of Titan from Cassini. These long, flowing curves are sand dunes on Saturn’s largest Moon, a familiar feature on an utterly alien world. Titan has familiar features such as lakes, mountain, rivers and dunes, but it is not like Earth as […]

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