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Impact Dust Cloud

Impact Dust Cloud

Date: 06 September 2006
Depicts: SMART-1 Debris
Copyright: CFHT

Analysis of images obtained at the CFHT by Christian Veillet have revealed a plume of debris thrown up when SMART-1 impacted the lunar surface.

The observations were made with the WIRCam wide-field infrared camera with 10s exposure time through an H2 narrow-band filter at 2122 nanometers with a 32 nanometers bandwidth.

Each image is approximately 2'x 2', equating to 200 km x 200 km.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Jun-2024 15:28 UT

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