NASA Records Largest Explosion On The Moon Ever - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:42
NASA Records Largest Explosion On The Moon Ever - VIDEO
Adario Strange | Friday, May 17, 2013 | 3:28 pm EDT
Keeping track of all the large asteroids floating around space with the potential to end all life on Earth is a full-time job. But while the primary motive for keeping a diligent eye on the sky is the preservation of Earth, every now and then we catch a remarkable event on another planetary body.
On March 17, NASA researchers monitoring the Moon recorded its largest meteor impact ever, since monitoring began back in 2005. The asteroid is said to have been about the size of a small boulder and landed in the Mare Imbrium region of the Moon. The explosive impact was so great that it could have been viewed with the naked eye from Earth for just a second.