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NASA Astronomers Spot Rare Lunar Meteor Strike
Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Photo release: 05-190

Artist rendering of a small, powerful meteor strike on the moon + Large (1600 x 1200, 300 ppi)
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This artist's rendering of a small but powerful meteor strike on the surface of the moon demonstrates a key concern for future lunar explorers -- mitigating potential risks from impact "ejecta," or the spray of debris that follows an impact, unimpeded by gravity or atmosphere. NASA astronomers are studying lunar impacts to help safeguard future missions to Earth's nearest celestial neighbor. (NASA/MSFC)

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