The Moon is constantly subjected to asteroid collisions, and nearly all of the impacts are not seen on Earth, but amazing animations may illustrate these cosmic events. A video shared by Hazegrayart, a YouTube channel that offers animations on how rockets work, shows what the moon’s surface would look like damaged by space rocks, since it’s rarely captured with telescopes. Also read: ‘Perseverance’ explores alien rocks on Mars Little lights flashing on the moon’s surface in the three-minute animation, representing asteroids smashing into its surface, and a closer look shows a stunning after-effect view of a space rock – the collision is like an explosion of fire. More than 6,100 pounds of meteorite hit the moon each day — roughly 100,000 individual rocks, but most objects the size of a speck of dust. With the moon obscuring the space rocks, the Earth would have hit instead. The moon is located about 240,000 miles from Earth, where it shines light on the Earth at night, creates high and low tides, provides animals with a natural migration means and a navigational tool, and its age is about 4.53 billion years, while the Earth is about 4.54 billion years. Although scientists aren’t entirely sure how the Moon formed, persistent theory is that it arose during a collision between Earth and a smaller planet the size of Mars. The International Astronomical Union currently recognizes 9,137 craters on the Moon, of which 1,675 are dated. In 2013, NASA announced that the telescope captured the moment an 88-pound meteor hit the moon. It was one of the largest US space agencies I’ve seen since I started watching the effects on the Moon eight years ago. “It exploded in a flash that was nearly 10 times as bright as anything we’ve seen before,” Bill Cook, of NASA’s Meteorite Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said in a statement. NASA said the light was so bright that anyone looking at the moon at the moment of impact could see it without a telescope. .
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