NASA scientists have recorded an explosion on the Moon's surface
NASA Scientists were able to secure a strong explosion on the surface of the moon. This is stated in the press release of the US space agency. Risk of explosion is not for the Earth.
It is reported that the explosion occurred as a result of a meteorite on the surface of the moon was visible from Earth with the naked eye. Object bombarded area, known as sea Rains (Mare Imbrium). As a result, falling an outbreak that was more than 10 times brighter than many other flares registered previously.
The outbreak lasted for about one second, and it reached the brightness of the star's brightness 4th magnitude. The object was a 40-pound meteorite diameter 0.3-0.4 m, was moving at a speed of 90.1 thousand. Km / h. The power of the explosion was 5 tons of TNT. As a result of a falling body was formed with a diameter of 20 m crater that may be able to later detected by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter apparatus.