New St. Patrick's Day lunar crater discovered

5 years 7 months ago #99578 by Seanie_Morris
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



Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
The following user(s) said Thank You: dave_lillis, michael_murphy, Fermidox, jmckeon

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

5 years 7 months ago #99579 by flt158
If only it was 18 kilometres in diameter, we would all have a look at it.
Maybe next time.

Aubrey.
The following user(s) said Thank You: dave_lillis

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.060 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum