NASA: Photos show debris plume on moon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- Scientists said NASA's much-hyped mission to hurl a spacecraft into the moon turned out some worthwhile data after all.

They said the mission went off great even though many observers had expressed disappointment that the Oct. 9 impact was less than spectacular.

New images released over the weekend show a mile-high plume of lunar debris from the Cabeus crater shortly after the space agency's Centaur rocket struck.

Images are posted at www.nasa.gov/lcross.

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