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Fresh Impact Scar on the Moon's Surface

astroengine (1577233) writes | more than 4 years ago

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astroengine writes "As if we needed any more proof that we live in some kind of Cosmic shooting gallery, scientists from NASA's Lunar Science Institute have analyzed images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and spotted something on the surface that wasn't there in images taken 40 years ago: a 'fresh' impact crater. According to Nicole Gugliucci at Discovery News: "The crater itself is ten meters across, suggesting to me that the impactor was roughly a meter in size. Chunks of rock that size might hit the Earth several times a year, causing a stir in the local media or falling harmlessly and unnoticed. On the Moon however, it makes a bright crater, spewing forth lighter colored rock over the dark basalt surface.""
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