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Why is the moon flashing? A new telescope might find out.

by Erin WinickI

Some background: For thousands of years astronomers have observed strange flashes on the lunar surface, known as transient lunar phenomena. They’re there one second, and gone the next. There have been many guesses at what these lights might be. Maybe meteors are glowing on impact? Or charged solar wind reacting with lunar soil? They could even be light-reflecting gases that are being emitted during tectonic movement on the moon.

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