posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 02:44 PM
Don't forget it hasn't reached it's 'final mapping orbit' yet. When it's in the right place the boffins at Nasa will be able to get much better
Same thing with the MRO ( Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ) a few years back. The images they got after 6 months were way better than the first few
Personally, i'm really excited about what this machine might reveal up there. While i guess an alien spaceship is too much to hope for, the LRO
should show what usable resources there are ( if any ) and provide some cool pics as well.
I see it as a massive step towards establishing a permanent base on the moon and from there? who knows....
I know Nasa costs a truckload of money and there are obvious areas were, in some people's opinion, it could be better spent. But our planet's
resources won't last forever, neither will our star. We will need, at some stage in the future to get of this rock. Hopefully that time's a long way
away, as serious space travel itself is still a long way away, but we need to take the first steps. And that's what these guys, and all you Americans
that pay for it, are doing.