A nice night with a fairly full moon the other night.

Those spots aren’t facial features of the Man in the Moon (well, they are, but that’s secondary). Those are meteor impacts, asteroid spots, the leftovers from a lunar collision. Whatever happened, whenever it happened, it was big and energetic.

This one wasn’t. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter found where a house-sized rock had dislodged and fallen in the moon’s one-sixth gravity and tumbled down a slope.  And then fell over sideways.

Yeah, God has a sense of humor.

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