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Fraser
2006-Sep-06, 05:32 PM
When SMART-1 ended its mission by crashing into the Moon on Semptember 3, telescopes around the world were watching. A newly released series of images comes from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, which shows the crash site before and after impact. The telescope captured images every 15 seconds, and detected the flash of impact, and the following dust cloud that lasted about 75 seconds.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/09/06/smart-1-ends-in-a-flash-and-puff-of-dust/)

Launch window
2006-Sep-07, 12:42 AM
very good news for moon exploration, and we've got NASA, China and Japan aiming at future Lunar missions

you can see more photos of the 'Impact Dust Cloud' here
http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=39968

BigDon
2006-Sep-07, 05:57 AM
Does anybody have a scale for these pictures? None of the articles mention one.

JonClarke
2006-Sep-07, 11:04 AM
very good news for moon exploration, and we've got NASA, China and Japan aiming at future Lunar missions

Don't forget India and Russia as well.

Jon

Cassiopeia
2006-Sep-13, 11:39 AM
Does anybody know how bright the impact-flash was? Was it visible with the unaided eye? :think:

Also I couldn't find out which of all the images is the last one - with which resolution and which altitude? (10m/pixel?) :think:

And BTW:
@ which altitude was the penultimate perilune before the impact? :think:

Thankx.


Didi