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Originally posted by Zenagain
Wouldn't it be hilarious if it turns out that the moon is hollow and this thing punches right through and out of the other side?
LCROSS also uses the spent second stage of the Atlas rocket, the Centaur, as an SUV-sized kinetic impactor– something that has never been done before-to excavate a small crater in the bottom of a permanently shadowed lunar crater.
Target Crater: The current target location is a permanently shadowed crater near the south pole. Final determination of the target crater will be announced 30 days before impact. The target’s pole is determined at launch. Observation Campaign: Professional and amateur astronomers are working with the LCROSS science