Ever since the Apollo missions explored the lunar surface, scientists have known that the moon's craters are the result of a long history of meteor and asteroid impacts. But it has only been in the past few decades that we have come to understand how regular these are. In fact, every few hours, an impact on the lunar surface is indicated by a bright flash. These impact flashes are designed as a "transient lunar phenomena" because they are fleeting.
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Written by Matt Williams for Universe Today January 18, 2019
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