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Something hit our moon
02-26-2014, 12:23 PM #1
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On 2013 September 11 at 20h07m28.s68 ± 0.s01 UTC, two telescopes operated in the framework of our lunar impact flashes monitoring project recorded an extraordinary flash produced by the impact on the Moon of a large meteoroid at selenographic coordinates 17 ∘.2 ± 0 ∘.2 S, 20 ∘.5 ± 0 ∘.2 W. The peak brightness of this flash reached 2.9 ± 0.2 mag in V and it lasted over 8 s. The estimated energy released during the impact of the meteoroid was 15.6 ± 2.5 tons of TNT under the assumption of a luminous efficiency of 0.002. This event, which is the longest and brightest confirmed impact flash recorded on the Moon thus far, is analysed here. The likely origin of the impactor is discussed. Considerations in relation to the impact flux on Earth are also made.

"Usually lunar impacts have a very short duration - just a fraction of a second. But the impact we detected lasted over eight seconds. It was almost as bright as the Pole Star, which makes it the brightest impact event that we have recorded from Earth," said Prof Madiedo.

The researchers say a lump of rock weighing about 400kg (900lb) and travelling at 61,000km/h (38,000mph) slammed into the surface of the Moon.

They believe the dense mass, which had a width of 0.6-1.4m (2-4.6ft), hit with energy equivalent to about 15 tonnes of TNT.

This is about three times more explosive than another lunar impact spotted by Nasa last March. That space rock weighed about 40kg and was about 0.3-0.4m wide.

More here.

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02-26-2014, 12:29 PM #2
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02-26-2014, 12:44 PM #3
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Good morning NODOOM cheers.gif Pretty astounding! I wonder how many objects end up there that would normally end up on earth without the moon and it's gravitational influence?

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02-26-2014, 12:50 PM #4
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Good morning JR İmage

I guess that is why the moon was placed there. 13.gif

Don't forget our own magnetic field and gravity diverts a lot of things around us instead of crashing into us.

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02-26-2014, 02:24 PM #5
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Those damned aliens on the moon are testing nukes. damned.gif
02-26-2014, 03:38 PM #6
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(02-26-2014, 02:24 PM)Octo Wrote:  Those damned aliens on the moon are testing nukes. damned.gif


Why would they want to do that? damned.gif

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02-26-2014, 03:50 PM #7
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Balance of terror.

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02-26-2014, 06:14 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Is there no end to this cosmosdoom?

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02-26-2014, 06:15 PM #9
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(02-26-2014, 06:14 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Is there no end to this cosmosdoom?

İmage


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02-26-2014, 06:50 PM #10
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02-26-2014, 06:56 PM #11
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Don't forget those huge L shaped objects hiding on the back side of the moon. damned.gif

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