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20-05-2013, 02:36 PM
Bright explosion on moon
saw this on my FB feed today from Astronomy Magazine

nice little video.

http://www.astronomy.com/en/News-Observi...0Moon.aspx


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20-05-2013, 02:58 PM
RE: Bright explosion on moon
Wow - that was a big one. It would really be cool if we could send a human or at least a robot, to check it out. Oh well, it's going to be great when they get around to photograph the impact crater. Nice vid. Thumbsup

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20-05-2013, 03:31 PM
RE: Bright explosion on moon
That's what happens when aliens drink and drive.

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20-05-2013, 08:20 PM
RE: Bright explosion on moon
That reminds me...

Ever hear of a little thing called, Project A119?
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27-05-2013, 05:30 AM
RE: Bright explosion on moon
Awesome.

Both links in this thread are awesome.

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27-05-2013, 08:04 AM
RE: Bright explosion on moon
The moon has been and will always remain one of my favorite astronomy targets. I did a video for my YouTube channel March 21, 2013 featuring Mare Ibrium and Mons Hadley, the location of this meteor impact (and landing spot of Apollo 15), with no knowledge of the impact at the time.





My telescope is slightly smaller than the telescope used by the monitoring program (they use a 14", I use an 11"), but you can still see almost as much detail because the moon is relatively close at a mere 240,000mi away.

My goal is to capture an impact like this both on the moon and eventually on Jupiter as well. I suspect impacts on both bodies are far more common than we realize.

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