They capture how a meteorite falls against the moon

Exploding against the earth’s satellite, the meteorite created a new crater, the diameter of which could exceed 10 meters.

The curator of the museum in the city of Hiratsuka (Japan), Daichi Fujii, captured how a meteorite collided with the Moon, using the cameras installed in his home to monitor the Earth’s satellite, as reported on his Twitter account.

“No satellites passed over the surface of the Moon at the time of the observation, and the way it glowed suggests it was probably a lunar impact flash.

Due to the collision, a flash was generated that shone for more than a second. The Japanese astronomer noted that the meteorite fell near the Ideler L crater and created a new crater, the diameter of which could exceed 10 meters. According to Fujii, “the LRO telephoto camera on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will likely be able to detect the fall’s remnants“.

The moon and its fragility before the meteorite

The Moon has a very fragile exosphere, so meteorites often fall on it, creating craters. Lunar impacts can only be seen from Earth when they are large enough. They occur in the lunar night zone, in the part of the satellite facing our planet.

Therefore, it is believed that the video data could help scientists learn the frequency of impacts on the lunar surface, allowing them to prepare to send astronauts to the Moon.


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