US Cupcake Day

Jan2006 03

Those cool cats at NASA have witnessed a rare explosion on the Moon, caused by a meteoroid crashing into it.

The blast was equal in energy to about 70kg of TNT and was seen near the edge of Mare Imbrium (the Sea of Rains).

The object that hit the Moon was probably part of a shower of "taurids" which peppered Earth in late October and early November.



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