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Why a Mars Comet Impact Would be Awesome

...the aftermath of a cometary collision would be a scientific smorgasbord. If we ever needed to be “pushed” to send a manned mission to the surface of Mars, I can think of no better time than in the years after a massive comet strike.

Meteorite Crash Landings Mapped

Wonder where on Earth to collect space rocks? Stay at home. The map above shows every meteorite strike known to fall on earthly terrain. And from the looks of it, the United States is prime collecting grounds.

Grab your shovels! Time to find us some space rocks! Read more

A Comet to Hit Mars in 2014?

A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year — but this time it’s not Earth that’s in the cosmic crosshairs.

Come on, wouldn’t this be awesome? Could be a bummer for Curiosity and Opportunity though… Read more