Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Nasa team sees explosion on Moon

Nasa scientists have witnessed a rare explosion on the Moon, caused by a meteoroid slamming 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.

One thing I have missed since my daughter moved, is of course her but also her telescope. We use to love to go out at night and look at the moon. I have always loved things to do with space and the ocean. I know two different worlds entirely, what can I say?