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Battered moon syndrome: Meteror impact’s flash lasted 8 seconds

Battered moon syndrome: Meteror impact’s flash lasted 8 seconds

Spanish astronomers spotted a meteorite with a mass of about half a tonne crashing into the lunar surface last September. They say the collision would have generated a flash of light so bright that it would have been visible from Earth. … “This is the largest, brightest impact we have ever observed on the Moon,” […]