Moon MYSTERY: Unexplained lunar flashes spark probe after baffling scientists ...

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Moon MYSTERYMysterious lunar flashes have occurred on the moon’s surface for decades (Image: GETTY)

Previous explanations for the small beams have been meteors, moonquakes and even UFOs. But a new telescope in Spain hopes to get to the bottom of the unexplained occurrences. Named the lunar transient phenomena, the lights can appear as flashes that are fleeting or long-lasting.

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Michael Collins told NASA mission control: “There is an area that is considerably more illuminated than the surrounding area.

“It just has — seems to have a slight amount of fluorescence to it.

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