Friday, October 9, 2009

Shoot the Moon

I must be living under a rock lately. I got up at 6am this morning and turned on the news. It seems NASA has a project called the LCROSS mission. The plan is to crash a rocket into the moon, evaluate the impact debris with a satellite disconnected from the rocket prior to impact, then that satellite would then also crash into the moon. The purpose of this madness is to check for ice crystals below the surface of the moon. I'm not sure why they didn't add an explosive charge was not involved, but perhaps it was in something I did not read.

As I write this, the impact has already happened. I'm viewing a tape of what happened. Moon parties have been organized across the country to view the impact. Everyone commenting is saying the same thing. "When is this going to happen? What do you mean it's already happened? I don't see anything."

My daughter's in-laws all got up to watch. They saw even less. It's foggy and overcast here.

Yawn, the view of my backyard from the hot tub is more interesting this morning in the nice cool air.

Twist

2 comments:

Amber said...

that hot tub sounds really nice right now - it's freezing in my office! Kaleb was telling me about this last night - it sounds really neat, I wonder if they will find anything.

Delirious said...

There is always this feeling in the back of my mind, no matter how illogical it might be, that I worry that if they do something too drastic it will throw us out of the moon's orbit! lol