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More space debris hitting moon

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Indore, Aug 24 (UNI) The Moon is annually bombarded by nearly 400 tonnes of space debris that cause tremors known as moonquakes and the bombardment has intensified over the past few months, claims an astronomer.

''In the past roughly 90 days there were six very large direct hits recorded in the form of flashes. These hits created large craters,'' city-based Maharaja Ranjit Singh College of Professional Science Director Ram Shrivastava said in a statement.

Data suggested that the hits were at 34 km per second. On June 2, a crater 14 m wide and 3 m deep was created. The object released energy equivalent to 4 tonnes of TNT.

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