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New St. Patrick's Day lunar crater discovered

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New St. Patrick's Day lunar crater discovered was created by Seanie_Morris

As the title says, though it appears to be on the headlines today (exactly 8 months later to the day), an impact was recorded on the Moon on St. Patrick's Day this year, and now has been confirmed following follow-up observations from the LRO craft.

The initial flash was estimated to have been a c. 5 kilotonne explosion (5 tonnes of TNT) caused by a 1.5ft object with an estimated crater of up to 20 meters in diameter. The LRO found a crater 18 meters in diameter!

www.universetoday.com/107305/smack-a-new...-update/#more-107305



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If only it was 18 kilometres in diameter, we would all have a look at it.
Maybe next time.

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