LCROSS Impact

LCROSS_impact_siteI’m up this morning watching the NASA coverage of the impact. It’s clear that presenting events is NOT their core competency. I’ll keep posting images and videos here as they come available.

4:54am – Palomar Observatory reports no plume visible. It’s only about 25 miles from where I am.

Image in sequence prior to impact

Image in sequence prior to impact

Next image in sequence of LCROSS impact

Next image in sequence of LCROSS impact

Next to last image before impact from LCROSS

Next to last image before impact from LCROSS

Last image before impact from LCROSS

Last image before impact from LCROSS

5:01am Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reports no plume, via Bad Astronomy. Images in the next couple of hours.

5:07 Mauna Kea Observatory reports seeing an impact crater, but no ejecta plume.

5:13 Reports coming in that it might be a dark plume – more dust than rock – which would be good. Turning in now. More data as I have it.

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