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AI is superior to humans in Moon mapping challenge

There is much about the Moon’s topography that remains unknown and scientists continue to develop detailed maps of the lunar surface. When it comes to this task, a new study shows artificial intelligence bests humans each time.

The remains of hundreds of huge methane domes found on sea floor

Huge craters on the floor of the Arctic Ocean are the remains of collapsed methane domes that exploded at the end of the last Ice Age, some 12,000 years ago as the glaciers retreated. But even now, methane gas is still seeping out of the seafloor.

Saturn's Moon Titan has Virtually No Craters

When a 110 mile (180 kilometer) diameter impact crater was found on Titan in January, it marked only the fourth crater found on Saturn's biggest moon.

Saturn's Hyperion: A Moon With Odd Craters, Picture

A NASA Picture of Hyperion, Moon of Saturn, taken by Cassini Satellite during its flyby.

How the Moon sheds its skin

Interesting, I guess we learn something new everyday about our closest space neighbor...
 

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Satellite image shows close-up of spot where scientists fear new hole is about to appear
Satellite image shows close-up of spot where scientists fear new hole is about to appear
Vasily Bogoyavlensky, Yamal regional government's press service
360 degree animation of Mars One lander
360 degree animation of Mars One lander
Mars One
Scientists have identified spots where new holes could appear
Scientists have identified spots where new holes could appear
Vasily Bogoyavlensky
The fractured floor of Dantu Crater on Ceres as seen by NASA s Dawn spacecraft. Similar fractures ar...
The fractured floor of Dantu Crater on Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Similar fractures are present in Tycho, one of the youngest large craters on Earth's moon. This cracking may have resulted from the cooling of impact melt, or when the crater floor was uplifted after the crater formed.
NASA/JPL
Locations of the four new craters
Locations of the four new craters
Vasily Bogoyavlensky
Satellite image shows new crater that has formed lake with surrounding network of smaller craters th...
Satellite image shows new crater that has formed lake with surrounding network of smaller craters that have also formed lakes
Vasily Bogoyavlensky
Investigators go down one of the craters
Investigators go down one of the craters
Russian Center of Arctic Exploration

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