Saturday, May 18, 2013

Moon Rocked By Biggest Meteorite Explosion

A meteorite has slammed into the surface of the Moon, creating a flash of light so bright it could be seen without a telescope.

Scientists say the space rock was travelling at around 56,000mph when it crashed into the Moon's Mare Imbrium region.

It is believed to have measured no more than 40cm across but experts say the force of the impact - equivalent to setting off four tons (4,500kg) of TNT - would have made a crater up to 20m wide.

http://news.sky.com/story/1092696/moon-rocked-by-biggest-meteorite-explosion