posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 04:25 AM
Ignoring the drama in the play yard, some things not mentioned.
They are/where analyzing the plume for many things, and probably a few other things.
Firstly, with water they can sustain an environment indefinitely. Not just drinking and cooling, but crop growth systems proper humidification of
environments (critical in closed-loop systems) and pure O2. All the other component gasses also they can extract for fuels like Hydrogen for fuel
cell, propellant and rocket fuel components.
Some elements on the Moon are rare on Earth. So, they where also likely looking for Helium3
the best fuel for nuclear fusion reactions known. In fact it has been called the replacement for fossil fuel on Earth. So, who thinks this is not on
the shopping list? It is supposed to be all over the Moon at just a few inches below the surface. Mining is a simple matter. They likely checked for
how much of that they could find and calculate its distribution on that area of the surface. We can only plan for community structures where there
are resources to do so.
That the plume was not visible maybe means little. They can only guess at the exact density and properties of the regolyth in the area. They can
know the energy involved in the impact, but not density or specific conditions of the surface and it's reaction and disbursement from an impact. It
just may have been too diffuse for visible ejecta. Or maybe it hit bed rock.
With Water, Helium3 and Regolyth, we can build cities and power them all with the raw materials there. At least that's the cover.
Alien involvement, I can't say. There does not seen to be any indications of such yet. More when all the data is released and the mission is profiled
from all the telemetry and imaging. Of course if they are hiding something we might have to dig much deeper than any publication or newsertainment