Smart-1 crashes into the Moon

Yes, it was on purpose! For once astronomers were pleased that a spacecraft has made a nice dent in a planetary body! This time it was Smart-1 spectacularly ending its 3 or so year mission. Not a bad way to go out. A flash was noticed by astronomers using the 3.6m [Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope]. At the point of impact the spacecraft was going at 4500 mph! For the pictures of the flash take a look at: [CFHT Image of SMART-1 Impact]

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