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Moon crash plume visible to spacecraft



The image of impact plume of "moon bombing" by NASA.

In my previous blog posts Moon bombing to probe water and Was NASA moon bombing a success i told you about "moon bombing" by NASA .

NASA had said that observers from Earth will be able to see the plume of " Moon bombing'' with their telescopes but no one was able to see that from Earth.

Acoording to NASA nine instruments on board the LCROSS spacecraft captured the entire crash sequence of the Centaur impactor before the spacecraft itself impacted the surface of the moon.

From images and data, the team was able to determine the extent of the plume at 15 seconds after impact was approximately 6-8 km in diameter. The data which which the spacecraft has gathered is of high quality.


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5 Responses to “Moon crash plume visible to spacecraft”

lawmacs said...
October 25, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Nice images shab thanks for keeping us inform

lawmacs said...
October 25, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Nice images shab thanks for keeping us inform

Hicham said...
October 26, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Shabnam, I am glad that the bombing is successful but what about the final results?

p.s. congrats on the new-look for your blog :)

Rocky Garcia said...
October 28, 2009 at 2:50 AM

Poor little moon. :-(

Hesham said...
October 28, 2009 at 6:35 PM

I really have no idea why they did that! I was not watching the news for the last a few days, and my wife told me about it last night, I was luck mmm why they they need to discover water on the moon? I just think they will miss with the moon like they do to earth!

Thank you Shabnam for posing about this, it was really good read, maybe we need to know more about it.

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