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Recent Lunar Impact
Bill Harris
post May 18 2013, 01:53 AM
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The moon has a new hole on its surface thanks to a boulder that slammed into it in March, creating the biggest explosion scientists have seen on the moon since they started monitoring it.

The meteorite crashed on March 17, slamming into the lunar surface at a mind-boggling 56,000 mph (90,000 kph) and creating a new crater 65 feet wide (20 meters). The crash sparked a bright flash of light that would have been visible to anyone looking at the moon at the time with the naked eye, NASA scientists say.

The scientists also hope to use NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to photograph the impact site to learn more about how the crash occurred.

http://news.yahoo.com/huge-rock-crashes-mo...-152049489.html


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TheAnt
post May 23 2013, 04:30 PM
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Its quite amazing what forces are involved. It could have been seen by the naked eye, one impact by a rock just about 30 cm in size.
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