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Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by Kr0n0s
No, Hubble was not made for that, it was made to take photos of far away subjects.
According to the latest available information (10:30 UT), Japan's 2,900 kg Kaguya spacecraft is slated to impact the Moon at 18:25 UT on June 10, 2009. The impact site is expected to be near 80.4ºE/ 65.5ºS. The following examples show how LTVT can be used to get a quick interpretation of this information.
(pics are at the link)
In the first example, the Earth viewer is used to give a view of the Earth as viewed from the Moon at the moment of impact, and at two hour intervals preceding it. The impact would only be visible from the hemisphere, and well visible only from the part that is shaded from the Sun (as in the Moon displays, the hemisphere bordered by the red line is in sunlight, and that bordered by the blue line is in darkness).
At the announced moment of impact, the Moon would be directly overhead in a dark sky as seen from western Australia. From Tokyo, the Moon will be lower, and observers there will be approaching sunrise on Earth, but the Sun will still be about 10° below the horizon and the Moon nearly 30° above it (in LTVT, the exact numbers can be determined by moving the cursor over the image). The Moon will be below the horizon for observers in Europe, most of Africa and the western hemisphere (including Hawaii).
They Knew the japanese where going to crash there's into the moon they could have directed them where to crash down to get that data it doesn't make sense.
...but how do we know for sure there is nothing sinister on this satellite?
And this is what I said.
Originally posted by mars1
No Armap the bomb bit is not the bit i agree with weedwacker it's the part about everybody watching that i agree with.
NASA said that there are no explosives on board, they said where it is going to hit, people from everywhere (that can see the Moon at that time) that have the equipment can see it happening, those with more equipment can analyse the dust plume (that's the whole idea of this mission) and see what is there, so if there are explosives on board they will be detected by the people analysing the hit, and NASA cannot control who those people are.