LCROSS Captured Lunar Plume

Image Credit:  NASA

Plume is circled in red. Image Credit: NASA

While at first it was thought that no debris plume was created by the LCROSS impact on October 9, the first images of that plume have been released by NASA taken by LCROSS.  The plume was approximately 1 mile high and the crater created by the impact is approximately 17 miles across.  Before the actual impact, NASA had estimated that the plume would be 6 miles high.  For more information, see ScienceNews.

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