Nasa dive bombs moon.

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    Oct 09, 2009 12:04 PM GMT
    Here is a link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33226607/ns/technology_and_science-space/

    Did anyone watch this on the news this morning, or on the nasa website?

    What do you think?
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    Oct 09, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
    I'd have to say that I'm in the slightly disappointed camp. I was a bit awkward about bombing the moon, even for scientific purposes, but then to see nothing exciting - hmmm. Surely NASA would get more funding if it could have managed a bigger explosion. These people are rocket scientists after all!
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    Oct 09, 2009 11:54 PM GMT
    Well, I hope they were able to gather some useful data. I'm a proponent of space exploration, but I'm kinda on the fence about this particular experiment.

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    Oct 10, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    lilZ saidHere is a link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33226607/ns/technology_and_science-space/

    Did anyone watch this on the news this morning, or on the nasa website?

    What do you think?


    I watched the webcast live, and I just hope the other electromagnetic spectra they were monitoring provided useful data, because the visible light spectrum was utterly underwhelming.
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    Oct 10, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    I can understand the need to try and locate water away from the Earth and the poles on the moon have largely been unexplored. I can understand why they'd want to look....... but I think the chances for success are pretty small.
    Still, we have to see.

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    Oct 12, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    Yea, I'm all for space exploration as well, but bombing the moon? They don't need a bigger explosion, what if they were to really fuck something up?
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    Oct 12, 2009 12:57 AM GMT
    I am just a bit curious about people who are reticent to "bomb" the moon.

    What exactly do you think has happened here? Are you picturing Dresden or Nagasaki? Do you think we've "Coventryized" the moon?

    Keep in mind that the Cabeus crater is 98km (61 miles) across. Whatever hit the moon to provoke such a crater was, well, rather different than the LCross.

    Also, have you guys looked at the moon? It is like, you know, like covered with craters and shit.

    I should think the discovery of water on the moon is pretty fucking exciting stuff.
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    Oct 12, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    Ya, I am with URSA. With water on Mars and the Moon, as well as the discover of an exoplanet with water a few years ago, this is exciting stuff.
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    A friend of mine online is very upset about LCROSS. Here are some samples of her perspective:

    "An act of violence in order for humans to gain more intellectual
    knowledge? Enough we invade other countries! Leave the planets in
    peace. They're not shooting at us (yet)!"

    "The knowledge obtained and the Karma incurred belong to mankind.
    International groups with cutting edge technology can do either good or
    harm. This one is a short-sighted high and in my opinion will do the
    latter in the long run."

    "The moon is a being; just like the earth it has a soul. Do not attack
    and invade other beings. It is wrong. It is one thing to go and visit
    in a gentle way. Another to shoot a missile at that being. Not
    friendly, no matter how you rationalize."