News & Highlights
NELIOTA publication featured on the cover of Astronomy & Astrophysics
We are pleased to announce that the recent publication by Liakos et al. (2020) titled “NELIOTA: Methods, statistics and results for meteoroids impacting the Moon" has been featured on the cover of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 633 (January 2020).
NELIOTA: third scientific publication
The third scientific publication of the NELIOTA project was accepted in Astronomy & Astrophysics on November 25, 2019 and is titled “NELIOTA: Methods, statistics and results for meteoroids impacting the Moon". The paper describes the methodology and presents the results from the first 30 months of the NELIOTA project, reporting 79 detections of impacts of NEOs/meteoroids on the lunar surface. We estimate that sporadic meteoroids with typical masses less than 100 g and sizes less than 5 cm enter the mesosphere of the Earth with a rate ~108 meteoroids/hr and also impact Moon with a rate of ~8 meteoroids/hr.
Multi-frame flash detected on July 7, 2019
On July 7, 2019, NELIOTA detected a bright flash, which was caught near maximum and appeared on several frames. It was recorded on 9 I-band and 4 R-band images. Τhe animated gif shows the evolution of the flash light curves and temperature. More details on this lunar impact flash are available here.