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Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
That's an interesting article you linked, Soylent. let me quote you a few lines from it:
"NASA puzzles over 'invisible' moon impact"
"immediately after the scheduled impact time, there was no obvious sign of the spectacular explosion that many were expecting."
"visual camera apparently did not detect the event"
"Several major observatories were also watching for signs of impact, including the Keck and Canada-France-Hawaii telescopes on Mauna Kea, neither of which saw a plume."
"I think we're all a little bit disappointed that we didn't see anything," David Morrison, director of NASA's Lunar Science Institute"
Originally posted by defcon5
Oh the other thing I found weird, was that when everyone was cheering after the impact, the guy in the front row turns around to high-five the guy behind him. The guy in the back gets up, rolls up his equipment, looks down at the guy in front, says something to him, ignores his hand, then walks out of the room like he is PO'ed about something. The guy in front puts his headphones back on, never having gotten his high-five returned.
[edit on 10/9/2009 by defcon5]
Originally posted by butcherguy
Soylent Green, do you by chance do PR work at NASA? Seems like a possibility, looking at your posts.
Originally posted by John Matrix
Does anyone know how many jobs could have been created with the
money waisted on the moon missions.
[edit on 9/10/09 by John Matrix]
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
reply to post by John_Q_Llama
In my opinion, it may be because the Moon isn't as scientifically interesting as Mars. One of NASA's missions is to look for the possibilities of life elsewhere, hence NASA's whole "Follow the Water" approach to Mars exploration -- the whole reason to "follow the water" is to look for life.
I don't think they see the Moon as being a good prospect for finding life. Not as good as Mars, and not as good as Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus -- the other bodies being observed closely be NASA at the present time.
If NASA's quest to find life has a limited budget, they don't want to spend a whole lot of that budget on the Moon.
Originally posted by unexplainedtruth
I think the ebe's stopped it before impact. The same way they disable our nukes.
It is bad enough we bomb our own planet, but they have bases on the moon..
"stop throwing your toys at us"
Originally posted by John_Q_Llama
...If there's life or water on Mars, it's not going anywhere (unless one of those craft we sent there winds up contaminating the environment). And if we do find some microbes, what exactly is that going to do for us? I'm not trying to put a damper on such a significant discovery, but the payoff in finding some microscopic organisms simply doesn't seem worthy compared to the value of what could be learned on the Moon. But that's just my opinion.