Originally posted by DataWraith
Everybody was expecting a huge dust plume from the impacts, maybe there was no impacts onto dust, maybe NASA found the water it was looking for and the probes splashed down into moon ponds?
We certainly aint gonna see no huge dust plumes then are we?
Originally posted by Starseed32
Actually, What I think is the worse thing about it all is how much money was spent on something so stupid!!! If it was a flop, that just adds insult to injury.
Astronomers using the 5-meter Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory near San Diego also saw no plume. By comparison, when the Japan Space Agency’s lunar-orbiting Kaguya spacecraft deliberately crashed into the unlit side of the moon last June, a 4-meter ground-based-telescope could see it.
Originally posted by emsed1
I just wanted to point this out...
Richard Boylan held a worldwide telepathy/prayer session yesterday to try and get a bunch of people to 'think' the payload off course.
His assertion that Cabeus A is a home to Star Visitors aside, wouldn't it be interesting if they pulled it off?
edit to add link:
Boylan Psychic Exercise
[edit on 10/9/09 by emsed1]
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
No -- they detected the flash of the impact exactly where they expected it, and they saw the crater in infrared exactly where they expected it (and also the size of the crater is what they expected...
...So, yes -- LCROSS did hit its target successfully.
Originally posted by GhostR1der
Jeepers what a PR mess. The WWF 'flash the screen' trick or not? How long does it take to crop some photos?
Weird - this is all speculation however.