NASA reports a rare explosion on the surface of the Moon
Moon is the only natural satellite of our planet earth. And the American space organization NASA has just reported that they noticed a rare explosion on the surface of the Moon. They believe that these explosions were caused by “meteoroid” slamming into it. The calculations have revealed that the explosions were equivalent to energy generated by around about 70kg of TNT.
These explosions were noticed on the surface of the Moon near the edge of Mare Imbrium (the Sea of Rains). NASA believes that the meteors were part of the shower of “taurids” which peppered Earth in late October and early November. They have also said that monitoring and studying such collisions would help them ensure the safety of missions to the Moon in the future.
Dr Suggs, of Marshall’s engineering directorate spoke about this heavenly body, which continues to amaze the space exploration scientists: “People just do not look at the moon anymore. We tend to think of it as a known quantity. But there is knowledge still to be gained here.” Moon is more vulnerable to get hit by meteors considering there is no atmosphere to intercept and vaporize them.