On March 4...
A lonely, spent rocket booster smacked into the surface of the moon at nearly 6,000 mph
Once The Dust Has Settled
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will move into position to get an up-close view of the smoldering crater
This Would Help Physics
This would hopefully shed some light on the mysterious physics of planetary impacts.
Rocket Impact Provides A..
Fortuitous experiment that could reveal a lot about how natural collisions pummel and scour planetary surfaces.
A Deeper Understanding
Of impact physics will go a long way in helping researchers interpret the barren landscape of the moon
Regardless Of This Wayward
Rocket’s identity, this rare impact event will provide new insights that may prove critical to the success of future missions to the Moon and beyond.