NELIOTA Status
1039 days since start of observations
135.27 hours of lunar observations
106.48 TB of lunar images
96 NEO lunar impact events
NELIOTA impact flashes

Location of the impact flashes detected so far by NELIOTA.

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ESA extends the NELIOTA project to 2021

We are happy to announce the extension of the NELIOTA project to January 2021. Given the successful operation of the project and the detection of 55 lunar impact flashes to date, ESA has decided to continue the project by funding 24 additional months of lunar monitoring observations with the Kryoneri telescope in order to increase the impact statistics. The following press releases published today by ESA: “Learning from Lunar Lights" and Andor Technology: "Andor Zyla sCMOS Astronomy cameras capture lunar impacts" describe the main results of the project so far, as published in Xilouris et al. (2018, A&A, 619, 141) and announce the project extension. The image shows the location on the Moon of the 55 impact flashes detected to date by NELIOTA.