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Bushknew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:39 AM
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Nasa prepares to bomb the moon
Source: Telegraph UK

Nasa scientists are preparing to launch a space mission from Cape Canaveral carrying a missile that will fire a hole deep in the surface of the moon.

The aim is to see whether any traces of water will be revealed by the disruption caused to the planet's surface.

Scientists expect the impact to blast out a huge cloud of dust, gas and vaporized water ice at least 6 miles high - making it visible from Earth.

If the search is successful it could provide vital supplies for a moonbase.

An accompanying spacecraft will orbit the moon for a year looking for possible landing sites for astronauts.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/5566137/Nasa-p...





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kickysnana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:54 AM
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1. Is this where that "flap of butterfly wings" comes into account or....
DUCK! :hide:
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:09 AM
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2. Gee, guess there's not enough stuff to blow up here. Poor people.
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:14 AM
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3. This is what my taxes are going to? I want my money back.
If they accidentally blow it up, we're screwn.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:42 AM
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4. No no no no no. We're supposed to *chrome* the moon...!
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:26 AM
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5. OMGZ why are we so violent???!!
Why are we spending so much money on weapons and violence in space? HAven't we destroyed enough pristine eco-systems already?! Why spend money on space weapons when we could be spending it to solve every problem on Earth?! Humans bring their horrible violence everywhere, even space!!!

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....just to preempt the dumbass comments that will surely follow in this thread...just like the last time someone mentioned this.

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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:17 AM
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6. this is from June
The article is dated June 18.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:07 AM
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8. Yes, but it happens in 3 weeks. (I may post something like this again closer to time.)
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Bushknew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:53 AM
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7. Why NASA Should Bomb the Moon to Find Water: Analysis ....
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:44 AM
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9. What a misleading headline
There is no "bomb". There are NO explosives on board.

They're simply crashing a vehicle into the surface and looking for the debris that is thrown up.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:29 PM
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11. Exactly
Pretty much the same as the Apollo S-IVBs (Saturn V third stage) were crashed into the Moon for seismic analysis.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:18 PM
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12. Similar wording kicked up some glorious tantrums here a few months ago
Bunch of people who saw the word "bomb" and were rigidly convinced that meant we're nuking the moon or something, lots of very conscious decisions not to pay attention to anything else and just emote, emote, emote. It was kind of sad.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:08 PM
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14. And I love these people who say "We're polluting the Universe now?"
I just hate to break it to them that we couldn't "pollute the Universe", even if we tried.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:28 PM
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15. Butbutbut we're tainting its pristine environment with lethal radiation!
Oh, wait. ;)
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:11 PM
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10. I knew those Bush appointees were trouble. nt
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:54 PM
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13. I have it on good authority, two former Secretaries of State, that Moonians are developing weapons
mass destruction.

A former President and his puppet master are convinced that we must strike the Moonians before they strike us, unless of course, there is no oil on the moon.
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:22 PM
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16. Where's the Ka-Boom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering Ka-Boom.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:42 PM
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17. .
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gk88850 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 09:49 PM
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18. Bomb the moon? Oh geez
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 07:24 AM
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19. Fuckinga!
Bomb them back to the stone age.

The Empire expands.......
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PavePusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 10:56 PM
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20. Oh ghod, here come the handwringers again.... sigh. n/t
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