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Super blood wolf moon impact mystery solved


Posted on Sunday, 3 February, 2019 | Comment icon 9 comments

January's blood moon was quite spectacular. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Peter Gaylard
An intriguing flash of light was captured on camera during the blood moon event that occurred last month.
As thousands of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the striking astronomical phenomenon back on January 20th, some spotted something rather unusual - a flash of light lasting a fraction of a second.

Now according to a new study by researchers from the Dominican Republic and Colombia, the culprit was a meteoroid approximately 30-50cm wide and with a weight of up to 100kg.
According to the report, it hit with the force of 0.9-1.8 tons of TNT, leaving a crater of up to 15 meters.

"Our work was the result of a timely collaboration between professional and amateur astronomers," the researchers wrote. "The well-known skills of amateurs to collect and process high quality data of astronomical events, together with the capacity of professionals to convert this data into scientific results, is becoming a powerful driver of new scientific discoveries in astronomy."


Source: Sputnik International | Comments (9)

Tags: Blood Moon

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Nnicolette on 3 February, 2019, 18:56
A cool thing to see... But what exactly is the mystery they speak of?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Saru on 3 February, 2019, 19:07
The mystery of what the object was, how large it was etc.
Comment icon #3 Posted by DirtyDocMartens on 4 February, 2019, 2:25
I watched the eclipse in Terlingua, Texas, after running a 50k race through the desert. It may have been the exhaustion, but it wasn't as spectacular as I was expecting. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by MyOtherAccount on 5 February, 2019, 0:54
did it hit the Earth or the Moon? A little too turse a report.
Comment icon #5 Posted by bison on 5 February, 2019, 1:40
A small meteorite struck the Moon.  I don't know that dark energy enters into this, but all the ordinary matter and anti-matter in the universe is thought to be the remains of the initial mutual annihilation of matter and antimatter. Only 1 part in a billion is supposed to have survived.  Why matter and antimatter didn't completely destroy each other is a rather mysterious problem. One would tend to assume that they were equal in amount and distribution in the primordial universe, so they seemingly should have done this.  Then, too, why does so very much more matter than antimatter remain, aft... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 5 February, 2019, 1:41
Well if it was seen by people observing the moon what do you think? Also, given that the title of the article is Super blood wolf moon impact mystery solved how many more clues do you need? The report is not too terse, the report just didn't think that they needed to state the obvious.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 5 February, 2019, 1:45
The dark energy comment is in MyOtherAccount's signature, not their reply.
Comment icon #8 Posted by MyOtherAccount on 7 February, 2019, 3:50
'their' is a possesive pronoun that speaks of more than
Comment icon #9 Posted by MyOtherAccount on 7 February, 2019, 6:28
  I will reply to you in the manner and style you use. "MyOtherAccount" is the name of my account not "OurOtherAccount".  That is obvious.  Besides that my profile pix is of only one person and that is of a man, obviously.  So, why did you say:   . "The dark energy comment is in MyOtherAccount's signature, not their reply."  You should have said:  . "The dark energy comment is in MyOtherAccount's signature, not his reply." Perhaps the Oxford chart will familiarize you with proper pronoun agreements. personal pronoun possessive determiner possessive pronoun I my mine you (singular and plural) y... [More]


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