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Originally posted by mrsdudara
and WHY are we going to do this????
Scientists said preliminary data showed that the impact provoked two successive flashes, which could mean the comet's surface and depth are composed of two different matters.
"What you see is something really surprising. First, there is a small flash, then there is a delay, then there is a big flash and the whole thing breaks loose. We may have been able to detect some structural response to the impact," mission co-investigator Pete Shultz, of Brown University.
One image shows a "self-luminous" and "extremely bright incandescent ball," he said in a news conference at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
It's not exactly a 'pristine environment'. It's a dust filled, empty moon. There is nothing wrong with exploring it and if that means making a little bit of the dust go 'poof' .. then so be it.
Originally posted by deltaalphanovemberIt was the first time this mineral was found on the Moon, whether on Earth it never occurs
consisting of iron and tin solid solution. The interesting thing about that is that such mineral never occurs on Earth either, but is widely known as a synthetic compound.
Originally posted by pluckynoonez
Why bomb the moon? You've got to bomb something. That's why we humans love living, to blow stuff up.
Originally posted by Raider of Truth
reply to post by L.HAMILTON
I said the same.. our old campfire buddies on the dark side are hopefully intelligent enough to shoot the missle before it hits imo if the Moon is their property then we just declared war on them.
Originally posted by debunky
Anyway: The crater we are going to make won't be the size of a pixel on that picture.