Explosions in Space

Super-Bright Explosion Seen on the Moon

by Nancy Atkinson May 17, 2013

If you were looking up at the Moon on March 17, 2013 at 03:50:55 UTC, you might have seen one of the brightest “lunar flashes” ever witnessed. And it would have been visible with just the naked eye. Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Podcast: Explosions in Space

by Astronomy Cast December 13, 2012

We’ve all seen the classic science fiction space explosions, full of flames and loud sounds. Beautiful on the screen but, totally lacking in any kind of… science. What’s wrong with science fiction? What would chemical and nuclear explosions really look like? What would we hear? And what are some natural explosions that nature detonates in […]

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