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Originally posted by omniologist
So, October? Any credible references for this approximate date of moon bombing?
Apart from it being utterly disgusting that the only nation that can get away with something like this is the USA...
The Japanese lunar orbiter Kaguya will end its two-year mission with a controlled impact on the Moon’s surface on June 10th at 18:30 Universal Time. The impact location is near the southeast limb at 80ºE, 63ºS. If you live in Asia and Australia, you may have the opportunity to observe the impact event…
BEIJING -- Chang'e-1, China's first lunar probe, impacted the moon at 4:13 pm Beijing Time (0813 GMT) Sunday, said sources with the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.
The satellite ended its 16-month mission Sunday when it hit the lunar surface at 1.50 degrees south latitude and 52.36 degrees east longitude.
Originally posted by jra
Just to add some more to your list:
This mosaic was built with infrared images taken by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) 3 September 2006, and shows the flash and the dust cloud that followed the SMART-1 impact. The 15 exposures that make up the mosaic start with the one taken at the time of the flash. Courtesy of ESA/CFHT. (Click on image for hires version) ID number: SEM3353VRRE
December 7, 2005: Every lunar morning, when the sun first peeks over the dusty soil of the moon after two weeks of frigid lunar night, a strange storm stirs the surface.
The next time you see the moon, trace your finger along the terminator, the dividing line between lunar night and day. That's where the storm is. It's a long and skinny dust storm, stretching all the way from the north pole to the south pole, swirling across the surface, following the terminator as sunrise ceaselessly sweeps around the moon.
Never heard of it? Few have. But scientists are increasingly confident that the storm is real.
Originally posted by Android X
Why would the want to blow a hole in the moon?
Originally posted by BlasteR Definately more than a theoretical lunar atmosphere (which I have no way to dispute anyway).
Originally posted by BlasteR
This isn't like the Enola Gay dropping a bomb on Hiroshima.
Where on any respectable News or NASA website is there mention of a bomb containing explosives? There is none.
I will reiterate what I said a couple pages ago..
The news stories use words like.. Missile, bomb, explosion, and then people assume some kind of explosive device. It is misleading. But it is meant to get your attention, after all. But that's about it. Even the news stories using such words all say that this is a "kinetic energy" device. Meaning it will use its kinetic energy, alone, to penetrate the moon's surface.
The impactor isn't going to explode above or at the surface like a bomb would.. The only time the word explosion is even used in the news stories is when they explain what will happen when the object hits the moon (The kinetic energy of the impactor being transferred to the impact site).
I just don't understand why everyone assumes something that is false?
Originally posted by weedwhacker
It is a well-known fact that Full Moons bring out the crazies, and the werewolves. SO, the mission is to create a permanent Crescent Moon!!!