i'm afraid a majority of people simply has no idea about science.
what we are talking about here is a 'RECOMMENDATION', not a law or something.
its in the discussions because of chinas plans for a manned lunar landing (so they say) about 2020 to 2025 or so.
its a simple reminder to mission planning and research that specific sites on the moon may still contain valuable data like possibly surviving
bacteria on food or feaces. Beside the wish that these historic sites may remain intact for historical reasons. Spilling rocket-fuel there, or
whirling up dust may result in loosing the oppurtunity to study the sites in detail and untouched.
So what are you guys start speculating about 'artefacts' and stuff up there again ?
its not about aliens, its about poop
NASA wants to have that to be considered remembering how hillbilly-style they went up there themselves, back in the 70's.
I also read a few times that a few people here bought some land up there, thinking that was a smart idea.
Nope, your have been ripped off. (read the article)
The US signed an international treaty that outer space territory (like the moon) does not belong to anyone.
So from whoever you bought it, smiles about you not knowing this.
So as i do reading all your posts here.
best one was mentioning that they would like to have people off 75 meters.
muaahaha 75 meters !! now this distance puts a very high ammount of secrecy on some land,
huh ? conpiracy ?
as i already said: its not about aliens, its about poop
edit on 8-9-2011 by TMJ1972 because: typos