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100th lunar asteroid collision confirmed by second telescope

Written by  Monday, 13 April 2020 08:15
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100th asteroid impact jointly detected at the Moon

Since March 2017, ESA’s NELIOTA project has been regularly looking out for ‘lunar flashes’ on the Moon, to help us better understand the threat posed by small asteroid impacts. The project detects the flash of light produced when an asteroid collides energetically with the lunar surface, and recently recorded its 100th impact. But this time, it was not the only one watching.

ESA Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre

ESA Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre


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