Meteoroid strike causes large explosion on the moon

05/20/2013 | Reuters

A meteoroid about a foot in diameter hit the moon at 56,000 mph, causing an explosion so bright that it could be seen on Earth without a telescope, according to NASA. The explosion, recorded March 17, was the brightest NASA has ever seen since it began monitoring such impacts eight years ago. In that time, researchers have recorded more than 300 meteoroid strikes.

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