NASA – Meteor slams into Moon

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Meteor slams into Moon

A MASSIVE explosion from a meteor which crashed into the Moon was visible to the naked eye on Earth, NASA says.

A boulder-sized meteor slammed into the moon in March, causing an explosion so bright anyone looking up at the right moment would have spotted it, NASA said.

NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office is reporting the discovery of the brightest impact seen on the Moon in the eight years the monitoring program has run, the National Geographic reports
About 300 lunar impacts have been logged over the years but this latest impact, from March 17, is considered much, much brighter than anything else observed.

NASA has just released a video of a lunar impact that took place that was bright enough to see with the naked eye.

Source. NASA

Video is available here

Originally posted 2013-05-18 16:45:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter