posted on Sep, 2 2006 @ 11:58 AM
#1, why would it sound like a gong? If it's hollow (which I feel safe in saying it isn't), then something as small as this probe wouldn't make much
of a sound. Not only that, but since space is a vacuum, we wouldn't be able to hear it even if it did.
The moon isn't hollow - things crash into the moon, and molten lava is what comes up - not aliens playing a game of Go Fish.
But don't worry, there are other ways. For instance, the moon's mass. If the moon were hollow, it would have a lot less mass, and thus a lot less
gravity than it actually has.
Also, I don't think the news will be hushed, since I don't think the news is that important to anyone outside of Nasa currently anyways - so there
won't be much to hush up.