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LCROSS Moon Impact (Centaur) - No Mushroom Cloud..haha

LCROSS (Centaur) impacted successfully today.

Hope you didn't drag your telescope out for this one..

I think lots of people expected a big explosion or something
NASA didn't try to blow the moon in half!

LCROSS launched with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on June 18, 2009 at 2:32 p.m. PDT. The LCROSS shepherding spacecraft and the Atlas Vs Centaur upper stage rocket executed a fly-by of the moon on June 23, 2009 (LCROSS lunar swingby video stream coverage) and entered into an elongated Earth orbit to position LCROSS for impact on a lunar pole. On final approach, the shepherding spacecraft and Centaur will separate.

Added: Oct-9-2009 Occurred On: Oct-9-2009
By: xmas_one
News, Other
Tags: LCROSS, Moon, Impact, (Centaur), nasa,
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