NASA Ames LADEE Mission Animation: Meteorite Impact On The Moon

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NASA Ames' Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust. LADEE is scheduled to launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Sept. 6, 2013.

In this animation, a meteorite impacts the lunar surface. Scientists believe meteorite impacts are among the major sources for the lunar exosphere and lofted dust. Telescopes with apertures from eight to 14 inches are ideal to detect and record flashes from meteoroid impacts on the lunar surface. During the LADEE Mission, NASA would like to maximize the number of observers watching for and recording lunar meteoroid impacts to correlate these events with any changes LADEE's instruments might detect in the structure and composition of the lunar atmosphere.

Credit: NASA Ames/Dana Berry
Note: Animation is silent with no audio/music track included.

For more information about the LADEE mission, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/LADEE
For more information about NASA Ames, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/ames

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