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Nick James
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That was fun to watch last night and the last image few images showed a huge amount of detail on Dimorphos. It looks like quite a few people, including some using small telescopes, detected the impact flash and subsequent dust cloud. I’m quite surprised how prominent the impact was from Earth although a quick calculation shows that the spacecraft kinetic energy was around 12GJ, so approx. the equivalent of 3t of TNT.

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