20/12/2013 05:17 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

The Moon Has A New Crater (VIDEO)

The Moon has a new crater, and now we've taken a picture of it.

That's right, while we might like to pretend that the fact that our only natural satellite is peppered with holes is the work of a violent, long-ago celestial past, asteroids are in fact zipping around us all of the time.

And on March 17, 2013, one hit the Moon at 56,000 MPH and made a hole 59-feet across and an impact site half the size of a football pitch. (See above)

Now Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken a photo of the hole, located in the Moon's appropriately-named Sea of Showers, or Mare Imbrium.

And while we haven't given it a name quite as catchy as those on Mercury, it's a strangely beautiful sight. Head over to for more details on hot it was found and photographed.