Our first glimpse of the Moon's newest crater

Back in March, the Moon was struck by a meteoroid travelling 56,000 mph. The resulting explosion released the equivalent of five tons of TNT — a flash that could be seen from Earth with the naked eye. NASA has now released an image of the moon's latest feature.


The image was captured by NASA's Lunar Impact Monitoring Program. The exact coordinates of the crater is 20.6°N, 336.1°E. The new hole stretches 59 feet (18 meters) across.

Here are four different views of the new crater:

All images NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.

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