Talk:Asteroid slammed into Mars' northern hemisphere

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Maybe a hint in the title about when the blast happened? A couple of billion years ago doesn't exactly qualify as news and I read it as something that happened just yesterday. If you add a time indicator it refers to the human discovery of the fact, which is news. -- 22:23, 27 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I know we'd have noticed it earlier if this was the case, but the way the beginning of the article was written, I thought this was recent. I'll edit it a little to make that clearer. 14:44, 28 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

The article's headline still sounds like it just happened. I support changing it to sound more in the past. 22:44, 28 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

El Reg[edit]

Just a point to note, but the way The Register treats the Wikimedia foundation leaves me feeling we shouldn't use them as a source when there are alternatives. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:18, 28 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Suggesting something like, "Mars northern hemisphere result of ancient asteroid slam", "Mars hit by dwarf planet billions of years ago", "Mars hit by huge asteroid long ago", whatever. Just make it sound less recent. Samy Merchi (talk) 16:59, 21 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]