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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The high-speed impact of a wayward space rock on the surface of the moon last year triggered the brightest lunar explosion ever seen, scientists say. Video footage of the record-breaking meteorite strike on the moon, which occurred on Sept. 11, 2013 and was unveiled Feb. 24, shows a long flash that was almost as bright as the North Star Polaris. That means the boulder-sized meteorite's lunar crash could have been visible to anyone on Earth who happened to be staring up at the moon at 8:07 p.m. GMT, weather permitting.

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Thanks for posting - very cool video.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-02-25 08:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

Cool. If I had looked up at the moon and saw that I would've thought my eyes needed to be checked out.

#2 | Posted by rcade at 2014-02-25 09:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

#2 --yes, I find it amazing that an object the size of a boulder can cause a visible event on the earth from its impact on the moon.

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2014-02-25 09:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Looks more like a smokestack to me.

#4 | Posted by JOE at 2014-02-25 11:17 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

amazing, but odd that it happened to occur on 9-11

#5 | Posted by path at 2014-02-25 01:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is moar proof of glowable warming.
~braaaap

#6 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2014-02-25 03:48 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Obama's fault.
--Rawwwwk!

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-02-25 08:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

amazing, but odd that it happened to occur on 9-11

#5 | POSTED BY PATH

Muslims in space.

#8 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2014-02-25 08:25 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Muslims in space.

And she paid cash, too.

#9 | Posted by Zatoichi at 2014-02-25 08:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does anyone remember when National Lampoon did "Amish in Space"? It was hilarious.

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#10 | Posted by goatman at 2014-02-25 08:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Amish in Space"

Pigs in Space deserves mention.

lol

#11 | Posted by Zatoichi at 2014-02-25 08:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

Looks more like a smokestack to me.

#4 | Posted by JOE

an exploding smokestack maybe?

They are tearing the old one down to build a new and more environmentally friendly smokestack.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-02-25 08:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

Selene's version of Texas City 1947.

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2014-02-25 09:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

amazing, but odd that it happened to occur on 9-11

Could an asteroid strike alone bring down a lunar smoke stack?

I'd love to see the look on B_Bob's face when it fell at free fall speed.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2014-02-26 01:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

OK, but just the other day (2/19/14) Earth had what's considered a "near miss" by a significantly~sized meteor, 2.1 million miles, dubbed Moby Dick because it disappeared, evading a sighting where it was supposed to have been.

www.newscientist.com

#15 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-26 07:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Thankfully we have spy satellites, a object from space traveling at around three to five miles a second, weighing more than one hundred tons causes an explosion that looks like a hydrogen bomb. At least we will know where the object came from, not assume it was an attack.

#16 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-02-26 10:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

Oh come on Pan, I could barely see it

#17 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-26 06:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

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