Posted by BC on October 18th, 2009
The media was ready to show a great, bright, fantastic plume of debris coming from the impact site in Cabeus Crater during the LCROSS impact. Telescopes were aimed, and people were out to see the brilliant show. As it turned out, not much was visible to Earth-based cameras and to eyes at telescopes.
Although most of the public was a bit disappointed, especially Matt Lower of one early morning show airing the impact, NASA scientists were excited. Scientists are still analyzing data received from the impact and post impact. The plume was there. It just was not as expected.
Impact photos, along with information, have been posted on the NASA site for people to view.