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bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:21 AM

WE BOMB THE MOON TODAY



We Americans don't have a beef with moon. But you may need you tin foil hate, if you are a little paranoid about aliens coming after you.

Friday at 7:30 ET and 4:30 PT, NASA will send a rocket to the moon to blow it out. we Americans have the LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) out looking for an area on the moon that may show a level of ice. The purpose is to check the possibility of ice which means water; which could mean life. Be careful, watch out for those aliens.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091008-nasa-moon-bombing-lcross-water-crash.html

Oh, by the way, I'm not the only star you can look for if you live in North, Central, and South America you will be facing the moon at the time of the LCROSS impact. You don't have to be a stargazer, if you want to find me. I'll be right here on sploofus.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:45 AM

I'm kind of surprised they use the word "bombing." To me, bombing would have to involve use of an explosive of some kind.

If this is the definition used for bombing, I think we've bombed the moon and Mars before.

I think "crash" into the moon is more accurate. But it's not as attention grabbing for news sources. Oh well, a rose by any other name....

"EARTH BOMBED BY ALIEN FORCE!!!" (translated, meteorite smacks the earth)

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:02 PM

Dunno why they didn't just land and drill.........? ^
Surely some kinda automaton could be set up for that simple procedure to do some core samples?


~Bev

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:28 PM

I watched it live this morning, Pretty cool.
The media uses the term "bombed".
NASA doesn't. Consider the source.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:47 PM

I heard that they "bombed" it to see if water would shoot up into the atmosphere and be detectable...only achieved by bombing it.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:51 PM

I'm kind of surprised they use the word "bombing." To me, bombing would have to involve use of an explosive of some kind.
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Would that be because most right wingers love to bomb; including Iran? I believe they used the word as a media savvy term.



jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:13 PM

No. It would be because every intelligent English speaking person who knows the definition of "bomb" knows it means an explosive is part of it.

bomb:
–noun 1. Military. a projectile, formerly usually spherical, filled with a bursting charge and exploded by means of a fuse, by impact, or otherwise, now generally designed to be dropped from an aircraft.


bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:16 PM

No. It would be because every intelligent English speaking person who knows the definition of "bomb" knows it means an explosive is part of it.

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what do call semantics?

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 10:12 AM

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/77583/lunar-fireworks-finale-a-fizzer

NASA's great lunar fireworks finale fizzled.

After gearing up for the space agency's much-hyped mission to hurl two spacecraft into the moon, the public turned away from the sky Friday anything but dazzled. Photos and video of the impact showed little more than a fuzzy white flash.

Yet scientists involved in the project were downright gleeful. Sure, there were no immediate pictures of spewing plumes of lunar dust that could contain water, but, they say, there was something more important: chemical signatures in light waves.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 10:50 AM

The media over hyped the visual IMPACT of the spacecraft crashing into the moon. It was still a cool thing to watch.

NASA was very pleased with the science involved. They may find traces of water, which is what they are seeking.


goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 10:52 AM



I didn't expect there to be a big visual effect, and I was not disappointed. Still very cool that we have a rock close by we can experiment on.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 11:45 AM

NASA needs new PR people.

If they'd just added a couple of roman candles to the effect, I think everybody would have been happier.

Or....do they need oxygen to work? Surely NASA could invent the non-oxygen-needing firework.


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