Wednesday, January 04, 2006

 

Asteroid Hits Moon, Bruce Willis Called Into Action

Scientists got a rare look at an explosion on the moon caused by a meteor colision recently. Since the moon doesn't have the atmosphere that the Earth does, the projectiles don't burn up and explode, instead impacting on the surface and creating the familiar craters we see from Earth. Since NASA has plans to send humans back to the moon in 2020, they'll be needing to study stuff like this to make sure we don't get macked on the noggin by a stray space rock... (Link -- via Slashdot)

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