NASA Astronomers Spot Rare Lunar Meteor Strike
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Video release: 05-190
This animation depicts a small but powerful meteor strike on the surface of the moon. Scientists at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., recently captured imagery of such a strike. Today, NASA is studying the results of such impacts to help safeguard future lunar explorers and long-term science missions to Earth's nearest celestial neighbor. (NASA/MSFC)
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