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A Rare Earth Crater Spotted from the View of the Artemis 2 Astronaut Jeremy Hansen
This week's news from space and astronomy features an incredible find from the view of the Artemis 2 astronaut Jeremy Hansen. The Canadian astronaut was aboard the spacecraft for a voyage around the moon and spotted a rare Earth crater named 'Eparchy' in the midst of the Sea of Tranquillity. It sparked the imaginations of scientists as to how rare this opportunity was to capture the sight of Earth from such a vast distance.
What is the Eparchy Crater?
- The Eparchy crater is located in the Sea of Tranquillity lunar plain.
- It is estimated to be 6 million years old and several kilometers wide.
- Scientists think it was created by a meteorite impact and could contain traces of an ancient cosmic bombardment event.
- The crater has been named after the Greek word for 'ecclesiastical jurisdiction,' due to its resemblance to the layout of a typical episcopal district.
What Did Astronaut Jeremy Hansen See?
- Astronaut Jeremy Hansen posted an image of the Eparchy crater to Twitter, captured from the Artemis 2 spacecraft.
- The crater was immediately visible after beginning its descent on the moon's surface.
- The only other known astronaut to have seen the crater was Harrison Schmitt on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, making Hansen's view even more incredible.
What's Next for the Artemis 2 Mission?
- The Artemis 2 mission is ahead of schedule and is expected to reach the moon on October 31, just in time for the Halloween holiday.
- Hansen and the rest of the Artemis 2 crew will be the first humans to fly a robotic spacecraft beyond low Earth orbit in almost 50 years.
- Upon arriving at the moon, the crew will perform a seven-day mission studying lunar geography and conducting experiments in the newly-created LSS-1 laboratory.
The Artemis 2 mission is sure to bring us remarkable sights and discoveries if Astronaut Jeremy Hansen's sighting of the Eparchy crater is any indication. Let's not forget its stature as a remarkable achievement in humanities space exploration and the thrills it is sure to bring. Who knows? We may even spot more Earth craters from the view of the Artemis 2 spacecraft as we soar even further!