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#1
http://www.abc15.com/content/news/webxtra/story/NASA-to-bomb-the-Moon-on-Friday-morning-watch/DW0EHCrJS0Kxbt3zxUV6OA.cspx

They're doing it to see if water vapor comes up in the explosion, then the craft that launches the bomb is going to crash into the moon to get a second explosion.

I'm gonna watch it.

EDIT:OzarkMDaredevil said it first.
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ATTENTION: AMERICA IS NOT DROPPING SOME GODDAMNED 10,000,000,000 POUND BOMB ON THE MOON. THIS IS NOT A NUKE. THEY MAY SAY HUGE HOLE, BUT ITS NOT GONNA BLOW HALF THE MOON AWAY. ON EARTH, A GIANT HOLE IS NOT THAT BIG. MEASUREMENTS ON THE MOON ARE THE SAME AS EARTH.


So stop freaking out. It's just an empty fuel tank.

MOD EDIT: Watch it here! http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
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#2
Damn NASA! Haven't they learned anything from the movie "The timemachine"?!?
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#7
As if we're not blowing up enough shit down here, we have to go bomb the moon!
The fuck is going on? Why is this not on the news either?
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#8
what is that in GMT
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#10
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As if we're not blowing up enough shit down here, we have to go bomb the moon!
The fuck is going on? Why is this not on the news either?

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#11
maybe the moon is secretly having weapons of mass destruction and its something NASA doesn't want to us to know ....


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#12
Why don't they just drill and save the cost of two expensive space rockets?
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#13
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As if we're not blowing up enough shit down here, we have to go bomb the moon!
The fuck is going on? Why is this not on the news either?



But now we're blowing **** up for science... wait does that mean NASA has become the new Mythbusters?
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#15
I remember hearing on the radio that some scientists from India (I think?) just recently proved there to be water at the poles of the moon. But still, explosions on the moon = fun.
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#16
so they are going to find out where the water is about a seccond before the water gets blown up and ends up god knows where.....



or maybe im not smart enough to understand this
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#17
I think I need to inquire about a job with NASA.
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#18
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so they are going to find out where the water is about a seccond before the water gets blown up and ends up god knows where.....



or maybe im not smart enough to understand this


Yes, two explosions will rid the entire moon of it's theoretical water supply

It doesn't matter, they're just going to test in the atmosphere after the explosions to see what was stirred up.
#19
Can we get some kind of time conversions or whatever for people?

I don't know what Arizona time is compared to GMT..
#20
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what is that in GMT

Greater Mountain Time I think.
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Yes, two explosions will rid the entire moon of it's theoretical water supply

It doesn't matter, they're just going to test in the atmosphere after the explosions to see what was stirred up.


Or it could move it off it's orbit... setting us up for death in... 2012!
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#22
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Yes, two explosions will rid the entire moon of it's theoretical water supply

It doesn't matter, they're just going to test in the atmosphere after the explosions to see what was stirred up.


no not rid it of the water supply. i thought they were trying to find out where water is but if they blow it up it wont be there anymore meaning that its a waste of time and they will have to spend more money finding new water there?

i'll keep quiet before i look stupid
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#23
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Why don't they just drill and save the cost of two expensive space rockets?


Oh ****, you must be smarter than every scientist working for NASA!

But seriously, there's always a good reason for what they do. Just because you don't understand what the reason is, doesn't mean what they're doing is stupid. (this goes for everyone in the thread)

Yea, I like scientists and can't stand when people insult them or whatever for no reason.
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#25
10pm Adelaide time. And they aren't "bombing" it.

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#26
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Yes, two explosions will rid the entire moon of it's theoretical water supply

It doesn't matter, they're just going to test in the atmosphere after the explosions to see what was stirred up.

The moon doesn't have an atmosphere.
I wanna blow up Pluto.
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#27
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#28
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Or it could move it off it's orbit... setting us up for death in... 2012!



you do know the moon gets pummeled by asteroids very frequently right? the force of a rocket hitting it isn't even going to make it budge
#29
another brillant way to waste taxpayer's money.
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#31
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10pm Adelaide time. And they aren't "bombing" it.


Who can care about technicalities at a time like this? Explosive Rocket+Moon=

EDIT: Damn misleading articles. They're just firing an empty fuel tank in it... Now I feel really gipped. As long as I can watch it from my telescope at home I'll be fine though.
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#32
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you do know the moon gets pummeled by asteroids very frequently right? the force of a rocket hitting it isn't even going to make it budge


No way...
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#35
dude someone needs to stop this they are gona ****in regret it man this is NOT okay do you realise how sacred and magical the moon is?
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#36
Now, this is where the Galactic War will start.
Beings from a distant planet will sense the shockwaves and prepare a galactic space force, then humans will invent light emitting sabers and learn how to use "the force", then we die and have to start learning how to race pods or something.
#37
From what I can gather they aren't "bombing it" they are directing one part of the LCROSS satellite into the moon, then flying the other part through it to find what's under the surface of the moon. Then the other part will hit.

if Wikipedia is to be believed at all they are gonna be removing what sounds to me a hefty chunk of rock mind. 350 tonne in the initial impact and 150 in the second one.

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/360020main_LRO_LCROSS_presskit2.pdf

See page 8 (According to NASA) or 12 in the pdf

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#38


Also, those moon chunks might pose a threat to Earth as meteors... great going NASA.
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#39
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From what I can gather they aren't "bombing it" they are directing one part of the LCROSS satellite into the moon, then flying the other part through it to find what's under the surface of the moon. Then the other part will hit.

if Wikipedia is to be believed at all they are gonna be removing what sounds to me a hefty chunk of rock mind. 350 tonne in the initial impact and 150 in the second one.

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/360020main_LRO_LCROSS_presskit2.pdf

See page 8 (According to NASA) or 12 in the pdf



350 tonnes is nothing. the moon is massive