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Bombing the moon
NASA is crossing the last frontier to find water on the moon. And yes, you can watch if you have a fancy telescope.
October 7, 2009 10:57 by kippreport
NASA is planning a dramatic $79 million collision mission very soon. The LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite) mission will send a missile to the moon on Friday, which will travel at twice the speed of a bullet and blast a hole near the moon’s south pole, on a crater called Cabeus, reports The Huffington Post.
The violence is being inflicted on the moon to find water, as, according to NASA, the crater could contain billions of tons of trapped ice. Scientists hope that finding natural resources like water on the moon will help increase lunar explorations.
Meanwhile, the impact of the rocket is expected to be so powerful that Earthlings with telescopes 10-to-12 inches and larger can witness the carnage directly. The event will also be forecast live on NASA TV.
If indeed the mission does find tons of water on the moon, it will probably open several new possibilities; tourism, investments, business and so on. Do you think NASA’s operation will be successful?