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Astronomer spots asteroid smashing into the Moon

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, February 24, 2014 8:13 EDT
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The moon is 37 per cent obscured by the Earth's shadow during the partial lunar eclipse above Sydney on June 4, 2012. [AFP]
 
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A Spanish astronomer on Monday said he had witnessed a fridge-sized asteroid smash into the Moon, in the biggest lunar impact by a space rock ever recorded. The rare episode was seen by Jose Maria Madiedo, a professor at the University of Huelva, Britain…



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