The flash on the Moon!

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The flash on the Moon!
Posted by anndromeda on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:01 PM

Here's a good discussion. How come the meteorite impact on the moon that had occured last year september 11 has taken so long to be publically official. I don't know why but if you do that would be great! Let me know why in the comments below.

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Posted by Antitax on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:52 AM

   Because September 11 is a doomed date for impacts? Devil

   Seriously, I don't know.

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Posted by anndromeda on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:45 AM

WELL THANKS FOR THAT!

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Posted by zachsdad on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:37 AM

The Moon gets meteor strikes frequently. The only thing unusual about this one was that it was larger than most (about 900 pounds) and its flash was caught on video. 

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:28 PM

anndromeda
Here's a good discussion. How come the meteorite impact on the moon that had occured last year september 11 has taken so long to be publically official. I don't know why but if you do that would be great! Let me know why in the comments below.

                                Thanks, anndromeda Alien

So terrorists couldn't take credit for it. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by leo731 on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:24 PM

My guess is that one or more of the astronomers is going to use this data in a thesis or a published article and wanted to keep it under wraps until they were ready.  I suspect also that there was a great deal of checking the data to make sure this impact was real and not a technical glitch.  Rushing to publish before one checks the facts can often result in egg on one's face. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by anndromeda on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:29 PM

Oo, I get it Geneses 1:1....Smile, Wink & Grin I didn't realize the date..... and Antitax hmm better keep a look out on the moon then for the nxt time that date roles around ....

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Posted by anndromeda on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:35 PM

Well thnks for the answere Leo 731!Wink

                            I'm here! anndromeda Alien

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Saturday, March 01, 2014 2:28 PM

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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