18 May 2013

Asteroid Impacts Moon Event 17MAR2013

Meteoroid Impact on the Moon Caught on Video 17MAR2013
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NASA's lunar monitoring program has detected hundreds of meteoroid impactsThe brightest, detected on March 17, 2013, in Mare Imbrium, is marked by the red square. Source- NASA

May 17, 2013: For the past 8 years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting the lunar surface. "Lunar meteor showers" have turned out to be more common than anyone expected, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year. ScienceCasts: Bright Explosion on the Moon
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