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(NYPost)   Mind-blowing physics-based simulation video reveals how Chinese rocket crashed into the dark side of the moon three days ago. No confirmation if the Pink Floyd record was scratched until satellites fly by   (nypost.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Moon, unruly chunk of rocket debris, rocket piece, Bill Gray, rocket part, general consensus, Systems Tool Kit, Impact crater  
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868 clicks; posted to STEM » on 08 Mar 2022 at 5:10 PM (29 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-03-08 5:31:38 PM  
11 votes:
There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark.
 
2022-03-08 5:13:50 PM  
6 votes:
FAR SIDE, DAMMIT!  Because the moon rotates as it orbits the earth, there is no dark side.
 
2022-03-08 5:32:16 PM  
5 votes:

natazha: FAR SIDE, DAMMIT!  Because the moon rotates as it orbits the earth, there is no dark side.


In fact it's all dark
 
2022-03-08 6:23:41 PM  
3 votes:
Wow, they even nailed the physics-based smoke blowing in the lunar wind.
 
2022-03-08 6:48:39 PM  
2 votes:
If by "mind blowing" they meant "Rendering on a 486 from 1992", then yes.
 
2022-03-08 5:26:12 PM  
1 vote:

natazha: FAR SIDE, DAMMIT!  Because the moon rotates as it orbits the earth, there is no dark side.


Far side of the moon ain't Rock n roll...Man.
 
2022-03-08 7:04:50 PM  
1 vote:
The actual video -- much like the quality of journalism from the New York Post -- is laughably bad. The big smoke cloud rising out of the crater like something out of a bugs bunny cartoon did it for me.

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2022-03-08 8:01:38 PM  
1 vote:
Its going to be another week or two before the LROC flies over potential crash sites. Hopefully they are still providing public access to the imager data. Its been many lunar orbital cycles since I last looked at any of it, but I suppose dusting off my Octave/Matlab scripting skills is something I should do anyway.
 
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