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One half of the $580 million project (£350 million) is designed to smash a piece of rocket casing the size of a pick-up truck into a remote crater on the dark side of the Moon, sending up 350 tons of lunar debris that will be analysed by a probe following four minutes behind in an attempt to confirm the existence of water.
Originally posted by Foppezao
Apart from the tides what would happen with all those women's period's haha...[most women seem to their period during full moon or at least its a "causal" variable]
I like the idea of the moon and its influence on water, with the knowledge that a human being is made 80% out of water...
[edit on 19-6-2009 by Foppezao]
Over the years, plots by scientists to deliberately blow up the moon with an eye towards stabilizing the Earth's climate have been a recurring theme in Weekly World News articles. Oddly enough, the original "let's blow up the moon" article from 1991 wasn't a goofy idea made up out of whole cloth by a Weekly World News writer; it was a scheme proposed by the late Dr. Alexander Abian, a mathematics professor at Iowa State University who was also well known as a bona fide USENET kook to the regular participants in the sci.astro and sci.physics newsgroups.