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NASA To Trigger Massive Explosion On the Moon In Search of Ice

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the smashing-darling-smashing dept.

Moon 376

Hugh Pickens writes "NASA is preparing to launch the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, which will fly a Centaur rocket booster into the moon, triggering a six-mile-high explosion that scientists hope will confirm whether water is frozen in the perpetual darkness of craters near the moon's south pole. If the spacecraft launches on schedule at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday, it will hit the moon in the early morning hours of October 8 after an 86-day Lunar Gravity-Assist, Lunar Return Orbit that will allow the spacecraft time to complete its two-month commissioning phase and conduct nearly a month of science data collection of polar crater measurements before colliding with the moon just 10 minutes behind the Centaur." (Continues, below.)"The cloud from the Centaur rocket booster will kick up 350 metric tons of debris that should spread six miles above the surface of the moon, hitting the sunlight and making it visible to amateur astronomers across North America. Over the final four minutes of its existence, as LCROSS follows the same terminal trajectory as the Centaur, the spacecraft will train its instruments and cameras on the debris cloud, searching it for the chemical signature of water. Previous spacecraft and ground-based instruments have detected signs of hydrogen near the moon's poles, and scientists are split over whether that is from ice that could have arrived through the impact of comets or by other means. Despite all the serious scientific talk about hydrogen signatures and lunar regolith, flying a rocket booster into the moon at 5,600 mph to trigger a massive explosion is just flat-out cool. 'We're certainly going to be making a big splash,' says Kimberly Ennico, the LCROSS payload scientist. 'We're going to see something, but I don't know what to expect. I know on the night of the impact, I'll be running on adrenaline.'"

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Nonsense (4, Funny)

Daimanta (1140543) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348759)

They are using explosives to write NASA in the moon for all people to see. You won't succeed where Chairface failed!

Re:Nonsense (3, Insightful)

ionix5891 (1228718) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348795)

well as long as it doesn't say Coca-Cola on the moon..

Re:Nonsense (5, Funny)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348915)

Guys, get ready to have two moons.

Re:Nonsense (1)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349141)

No, Moka-Cola bought the rights to prevent 6+ [wikipedia.org] from doing that.

Re:Nonsense (5, Informative)

pzs (857406) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348869)

To anybody who doesn't get this, it's a reference to The Tick [wikipedia.org] , a brilliant super-hero/spoof TV animation. In one of the episodes, a super-villain called Chairface Chippendale tries to write his name on the moon. For some reason. I seem to remember that later in the series, you can still see the partially written word "Chairface" in the moon.

My favourite Tick episode is where he gets flu and, for some reason, has to fight a version of himself made out of snot. He wins by snorting it into himself and sneezing it into a dimensional portal. Nice.

Re:Nonsense (4, Funny)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349193)

My favourite Tick episode is where he gets flu and, for some reason, has to fight a version of himself made out of snot. He wins by snorting it into himself and sneezing it into a dimensional portal. Nice.

That is by far the oddest usage of the word nice I've seen all day.

Re:Nonsense (2, Funny)

TrevorB (57780) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349279)

Susan?

Re:Nonsense (3, Informative)

kungfugleek (1314949) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349339)

I think it was the second episode. Chairface got as far as "CHA" (with rousing cheers from his henchmen in true cheerleader style: "Gimme a C!!") before The Tick's sidekick, Arthur, disabled the device by (iirc) unscrewing the flashlight that powered the laser (new batteries even!). In the rest of the episodes of the season, whenever the moon was visible, you could clearly see "CHA" written on it. In the second season, The Tick was set to the moon to fix it by setting explosives to fill in the craters that formed the letters. He got the "C" cleaned up pretty easily before the world devourer, Galactus -- er, I mean, Omnipotus, shows up and causes trouble. The Tick eventually convinces Omnipotus to leave, but allows the cosmic giant to take a bite out of the moon to tide him over until he can find another planet to eat. Thus, for the rest of season 2 (and sadly, the series), the moon can be seen in the background with the letters "HA" and a big bite out of its side.

You can't eat the Earth! (1)

XanC (644172) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349363)

That's where I keep all my stuff!!

Re:Nonsense (1)

sigxcpu (456479) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349119)

I for one will say "I told you so" when the guys on the moon will bomb us back!

All i can say.. (0)

Mitsoid (837831) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348775)

All I can say.. is HOT!

Is it just me or (5, Funny)

Cornwallis (1188489) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348789)

am I the only one who thinks we should blow everything up *here* before we start blowing everything up elsewhere?

Re:Is it just me or (1)

impaledsunset (1337701) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348931)

Yeah, we are earthlings, let's blow earth things first.

Re:Is it just me or (1)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349183)

^^ Obviously not a science fiction fan.
I am Terran.

Re:Is it just me or (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349303)

Foolish Earthicans [wiktionary.org] can't even agree on how to name themselves. :-D

Re:Is it just me or (3, Insightful)

scottj31 (637960) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349091)

They are preparing, apparently, for when we have blown everything up here and need somewhere else to go. But actually I think this is part of NASA's 'constant contact' plan, like the election, when McCain kept saying outrageous stuff just to keep himself in the news. I have been leery of NASA since they did their horrendously offensive dog-and-pony show about the Martian meteorite/life on Mars thing. Does the moon belong to us? Do we have the right to blow it up? It seems like an expensive schoolboy stunt.

Re:Is it just me or (1)

jo42 (227475) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349305)

blow everything up

That opening scene in 2001 with the apes smashing the cr*p out of everything is just so apropos to the human 'being'...

Reminds me of a crappy film... (2, Funny)

jadedoto (1242580) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348809)

Oh yea, remember that 2002 or whatever make of The Time Machine? With the fragmented moon? Lets just hope this time it doesn't come crashing down on Earth.

Re:Reminds me of a crappy film... (5, Informative)

SGDarkKnight (253157) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349151)

Oh yea, remember that 2002 or whatever make of The Time Machine? With the fragmented moon? Lets just hope this time it doesn't come crashing down on Earth.

Well, technically it didn't come crashing down on the earth, the explosions they created for the lunar colony caused the moon to drop out of its natural orbit, which in turn has massive gravational effects on earth that more or less started tearing apart the continants, forcing people to make a decision to either try and survive on the surface, or retreat underground for their survival.

Raping the moon (5, Interesting)

pzs (857406) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348813)

I really can't tell if this article [examiner.com] is serious or not.

Re:Raping the moon (1)

tonycheese (921278) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348999)

Well, going by the next post she made, I guess she was completely serious. Although I was inclined to laugh at first (okay, I laughed at first), this is on the same level as say, asking us to respect a forest before cutting it down. Seems reasonable in a speaking-with-nature sort of way.

Re:Raping the moon (3, Insightful)

raddan (519638) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349089)

Since Satya Harvey is listed as the "SF Astrology Examiner" I think it is likely that she is serious. She also posted a follow up [examiner.com] .

In her follow-up, she explains that she does not think that science is the only way that knowledge is revealed to people. She is entitled to her opinion, of course, but that does not mean that we have to agree with or respect it. The beauty of science is that it is something of an amorphous blob. If it turns out that astrology does reveal things about the universe that current science cannot observe, science will hungrily scoop it up and make it a part of itself.

Re:Raping the moon (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349419)

So, science is an ever-growing anime blob monster straight out of Akira?

Re:Raping the moon (2, Informative)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349097)

Go check out her website [oldsoulwakeupcalls.com] if you want a clue.

Re:Raping the moon (1)

pzs (857406) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349311)

"Step into your fullness - the world needs you to be all you can be. Wake up. You are being called to reconnect with your true self. More then ever before, it is a critical time to follow the feelings already awakening within and realize your greatest potential."

Yikes.

Re:Raping the moon (1)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349387)

From the link:

In many traditions, including astrology, the moon represents the feminine. It is the yin, the intuitive, the emotions. Women are connected to the moon by their menstrual cycles while they are fertile, and all beings, including the earth herself, are affected by the pull of the tides.

I prefer to call both Moon and Earth 'it'.

WTF? (3, Insightful)

No2Gates (239823) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348817)

We are in a financial crisis, and the government wants to see if there is ice on the moon? There's plenty on this planet. I can make some for you in my freezer and you can save 20 billion dollars.

Re:WTF? (3, Interesting)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348955)

Blah blah blah, we're in a financial crisis, yada yada yada.

I'm sick of the Chicken Littles bemoaning any public spending because of this "financial crisis".

If the sky is falling because of this financial crisis, having NASA research stuff up in the sky is a good idea, I say.

Re:WTF? (4, Funny)

rarel (697734) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349043)

Plus, people often forget that with the sky falling it's actually cheaper to get there! Win!

Re:WTF? (2, Funny)

AnonymityCowardily (890293) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349049)

Except in this case, the sky is falling because of NASA...

Re:WTF? (3, Insightful)

synth7 (311220) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349079)

We are in a financial crisis, and the government wants to see if there is ice on the moon? There's plenty on this planet. I can make some for you in my freezer and you can save 20 billion dollars.

Why do you hate science? And, no, I'm not being facetious. Humanity is reaching a potential ceiling on this planet's resources, and you deride efforts to determine whether we can ever get off this rock and sustain ourselves?

Re:WTF? (4, Insightful)

tizan (925212) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349453)

The world is always in a crisis ...you do realize that most of the world is in poverty ....so did that stop us from doing science, plays, movies, theaters, art, sports So why stop now ...because a few people made stupid investments in companies run by more stupid people ?

Massive lunar explosion splits moon in half (1)

ekimminau (775300) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348825)

"'We're going to see something, but I don't know what to expect. I know on the night of the impact, I'll be running on adrenaline.'"

And when the "massive explosion" identifies an undiscovered fault and splits the moon in half, radically changing the gravitational pull, disrupting global tidal patterns and forever altering the global weather pattern, knowing whether there is water on the moon would be deemed inconsequential. :)

Re:Massive lunar explosion splits moon in half (4, Insightful)

PotatoFarmer (1250696) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348885)

Unless one of those halves goes spinning off somewhere, why would the gravitational pull radically change? It's still the same mass in the same relative position. It would have to be one hell of an explosion to nudge half the moon out of orbit.

Re:Massive lunar explosion splits moon in half (1)

arielCo (995647) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349207)

The half closer to Earth drifts apart from the other. It's the same phenomenon behind gravitational lock - the gradient along the Moon's nonzero diameter as opposed to a point-mass.

Re:Massive lunar explosion splits moon in half (1)

Scragglykat (1185337) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349297)

Invoke movie physics!!!! You have to remember Lucas' 1st & 2nd laws of physics!

Re:Massive lunar explosion splits moon in half (2, Interesting)

ekimminau (775300) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349401)

I was actually visualizing the death star exploding. It kinda looks like the moon.

Re:Massive lunar explosion splits moon in half (5, Funny)

tb3 (313150) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349033)

Sept 13, 1999. Ten years and a few days late. Space:1999 [wikipedia.org]

Re:Massive lunar explosion splits moon in half (1)

BobReturns (1424847) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349115)

I adored that show.

Re:Massive lunar explosion splits moon in half (5, Informative)

Ukab the Great (87152) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349121)

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/11aug_lcross.htm

Equivalent to 2000 pounds of TNT. That's less than a bunker buster bomb carried by an F15. The moons been hit by stuff a lot more powerful, like the enormous asteroids that made the 1000-mile craters you can see without a telescope.

Shock and Awe... (5, Funny)

olsmeister (1488789) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348835)

Our intelligence is that they are storing WMD's on the moon.

Re:Shock and Awe... (5, Funny)

decipher_saint (72686) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349087)

I love the smell of near-vacuum in the morning

Re:Shock and Awe... (2, Funny)

camperdave (969942) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349211)

Bush is no longer President. No need to go smelling his head anymore.

Queue all the anti-war nutjobs (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28348845)

Like, this is part of a military plot to demonstrate to the Chinese (and others) that the moon is U.S. territory....

Re:Queue all the anti-war nutjobs (4, Funny)

oodaloop (1229816) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348911)

How could it be US territory since we never went there?

Re:Queue all the anti-war nutjobs (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349179)

I think we've just run out of places on earth to look for Osama Bin Laden

Re:Queue all the anti-war nutjobs (1)

bcong (1125705) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349191)

Well Ohio did call dibs [wikipedia.org] and they've got the documentation [geocities.com] to prove it

Mythbusters in Space (1)

HangingChad (677530) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348857)

NASA should recruit them. They'd be the experts on triggering massive explosions.

Visible (1)

Lord Lode (1290856) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348863)

Whoa, will this be visble from Earth? That would rock!

It already is! (2, Funny)

langelgjm (860756) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348929)

In fact, it already is. [infoniac.com]

Just like Mythbusters.... (5, Funny)

VAXcat (674775) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348889)

SO, NASA is going the way of Mythbusters - from an organization devoted to scientific inquiry into one that just blows things up for kicks...

Re:Just like Mythbusters.... (1)

Jared555 (874152) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349083)

Nah, I think they are going the way of "If all else fails, blow it up to keep people interested"

Re:Just like Mythbusters.... (1)

Itninja (937614) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349113)

Mythbusters was NEVER devoted to scientific inquiry. Using the terms 'control group' and 'data' twenty times an episode does not a scientist make. Infotainment at best.

Re:Just like Mythbusters.... (1)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349231)

SO, NASA is going the way of Mythbusters - from an organization devoted to scientific inquiry into one that just blows things up for kicks...

What mythbusters proves is that being curious can be fun... especially if you have a budget and an explosives license.

Re:Just like Mythbusters.... (2, Interesting)

TrevorB (57780) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349301)

Mythbusters wouldn't perform spectography on the resulting explosion...

(Although they are getting more clever as the years go on. I wouldn't be surprised if Adam becomes the new Mr. Wizard in the 2020's...)

Ladies... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28348893)

...and Gentlemen. Today, America, will blow up the Moon.

- Random clip from AMV hell 3.

Armageddon! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28348895)

This people is nuts. They'll cause a slight shift in the moon's orbit with disastrous consequences for gravity and weather on planet Earth. It will be the end of life as we know it.

Re:Armageddon! (1)

mrdoogee (1179081) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349145)

Well, its about time.

Just great! (1)

Hitman_Frost (798840) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348925)

I can't wait to hear what the crackpots over on Youtube are going to make of *that* experiment.

Will it be "NASA attacks alien city on the Moon"?

Or some nonsense about reptilians / greys / 2012 / Planet-X / NWO / Morgellons / HAARP / chemtrails, etc, etc.

Only time will tell. All we really know is that it will be unbelievably stupid.

Might have to send along a few Playboy issues... (2, Funny)

olsmeister (1488789) | more than 5 years ago | (#28348939)

From TFA, "For Kimberly Ennico, the LCROSS payload scientist, those worries are focused on a critical moment less than two hours into the mission, when controllers will signal the spacecraft to turn itself on."

Not really thinking???? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28348961)

Um.. what if they knock the moon off orbit or do something stupid like alter the tides on Earth by the massive amount of surface area missing. I don't think much though has been put in this by NASA.

Re:Not really thinking???? (2, Funny)

Loadmaster (720754) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349093)

You're right, they probably didn't think of that. It's not like NASA is full of rocket scientists or something.

Re:Not really thinking???? (1)

Emb3rz (1210286) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349131)

I don't think much thought has been put in this by NASA.

Lol.

Re:Not really thinking???? (1)

thrillseeker (518224) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349397)

as long as they keep that metric vs "standard" thing straight when packing the C-4, we should all be ok ...

Re:Not really thinking???? (1)

ByOhTek (1181381) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349155)

Please tell me you are joking. The moon is *NOT* a light object in any scale NASA can significantly affect.

Re:Not really thinking???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349263)

Can someone with a little basic physics knowledge please show this idiot the mass of the moon is more than significant to deal with the minor event that will occur when this explosion takes place? While I can't do it of the top of my head, I at least have enough common sense to know such a thing (knocked off orbit) won't happen. I really hope you were trolling and not that stupid.

Re:Not really thinking???? (4, Informative)

BobReturns (1424847) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349325)

Look at a picture of the moon. Go on I'll wait.
OK, did you see the craters covering the surface? Look again if you want.
Those are quite big no? In fact, they're bigger than the rocket booster - about half a million of them have diameters bigger than 1km (according to wikipedia). Since not one of those 500,000 (some of which are fairly recent) has had any significant effect on the moons orbit I'd say we're safe.

Cheese? (3, Funny)

bryan1945 (301828) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349019)

Will they also integrate a cheese flavor detector? How many thousands of years has human kind been wondering what flavor of cheese the moon is?

My hope is a nice sharp cheddar, but with all those holes you can see on the surface I have a sinking feeling that it will probably be Swiss.

everything old is new again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349039)

wasn't this the excuse they gave when they wanted to nuke the moon instead of land a man on it to show up the ruskies?

um really? (1)

greymond (539980) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349053)

So they are going to blow the moon up... this... this just seems like a bad idea and something I read in a book...

Re:um really? (1)

GerardAtJob (1245980) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349369)

Don't worry... we can wish it back if it blow up, thx to the dragonballs :)

Obligitory Quotes (1)

russlar (1122455) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349055)

"I can confirm the location of the Moon, but I cannot confirm the existence of the Moon"


"That's no Moon... at least, not anymore!"

Can it be viewed through a telescope? (2, Interesting)

kalpol (714519) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349067)

Will it be possible to watch through binoculars or a telescope?

Where did NASA (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349069)

come up with an Illudium PU-36 payload for that Atlas?

I hope it's a fairly small charge; I wouldn't want a Moon-shattering KABOOM!

Use inflammatory language much? (3, Insightful)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349123)

ZOMG!!!! A massive explosion!!! A six mile high explosion!!!!

Or would that actually be a very, very modest explosion (especially in astronomical terms) triggering a six mile high debris plume?

I hope everyone is learning an important lesson (5, Funny)

monoqlith (610041) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349139)

It's ok to blow things up if you just want to know if "there is water there."

For instance, I just blew up a watermelon 'to see if there was water in there.' It was moist, leading me to believe that there is, in fact, water in there. Then I blew up a junk yard Ford Pinto so I could verify that there was not, in fact, "water in there." As I suspected, there wasn't.

It's all part of the conspiracy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349143)

With the release of new more powerful orbital telescopes, and with the impending arrival on the moon of other nations (india, or china, for example), NASA had to cover it's tracks in the moon landing hoax... They will detonate this explosive then later reveal they mistakenly blew up the Apollo landing site! This will abdicate any obligation to prove we ever landed!!

Beginning of the end? (2, Informative)

arizwebfoot (1228544) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349149)

December 21st, 2012?

Massive explosion (1)

nomorecwrd (1193329) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349161)

Cosmos 2009?...

Re:Massive explosion (1)

nomorecwrd (1193329) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349423)

mmm... in the US should be called "Space: 2009". Damn!... I hate these stupid translations.

Like the new movie "Push"... in Latin America is called "Heroes"... just like the TV show, and to be more confusing, the story plots are very similar.

One sixth the gravity (1)

Itninja (937614) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349165)

Since the Moon has about 1/6 the gravity of Earth, this 6 mile high explosion would be about, what, 1 mile high on Earth? So that's the equivalent of a firecracker in Denver. Meh.

Re:One sixth the gravity (1)

starglider29a (719559) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349411)

Yes, but without the heated air, you won't get that cool mushroom.

This means war (1)

CustomDesigned (250089) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349169)

Unfiortunately, the advanced civilization living peaceably beneath the surface for millennia, will suddenly begin arming for war.

Look out moon, America's gonna get you (4, Funny)

Wannabe Code Monkey (638617) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349173)

We have the technology... the time is now... science can wait no longer... children are our future. America can, should, must, and will blow up the moon!

<stolen>http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/1c81d0df12/mr-show-america-blows-up-the-moon-from-thaffner [funnyordie.com] </stolen>

Re:Look out moon, America's gonna get you (1)

ProppaT (557551) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349275)

We're earthlings, lets blow up earth things!

Visibility? (1)

gehrehmee (16338) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349177)

Big explosion. What are the odds this would be visible from earth? Naked eye? Or With a decent telescope?

What will the Martians think? (1)

joeflies (529536) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349215)

If the US nearly went to war because of the nuclear arms being shipped to Cuba, what will the Martians think about a demonstration of military power on an uninhabited moon? Without proper diplomatic relationships between Mars & Earth, I doubt that diplomacy will be able to calm their frayed nerves.

Has anyone watched the Time Machine? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349243)

Guy Pierce saw Orlando Jones blow up the moon, or something. It will happen, it's the future!

Delayed (1)

GweeDo (127172) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349247)

The launch has been delayed since Endeavor wasn't able to launch on Saturday as planned. Endeavor is currently slated to launch tomorrow to ISS and a new date hasn't been picked for this mission.
Story here [space.com]

an explosion on the moon? (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349257)

has anyone studied the dynamics of explosions in cheese? you shouldn't just be willy nilly setting off massive explosions in large chunks of cheese until you study all the possible ramifications

i mean it could trigger a horrible cheesequake

even just a little preliminary search by myself on google reveals that a cheesequake has become a large area devoid of human habitation!:

http://www.stateparks.com/cheesequake.html [stateparks.com]

Time Machine... (1)

Scragglykat (1185337) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349261)

I know we aren't blasting to make way for new condos on the moon... but it sounds strangely similar to the Time Machine movie's plot in the "near" future, where we split the moon accidentally and cause mass destruction here on Earth as a result... at least I won't have to be an Eloi.

Watch out for... (1)

Higaran (835598) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349273)

the morlocks, if your live past the impending ice age that will happen after this. Come on I love NASA, but they have on occasion miscalculated things, this makes me worry. Then again if it all goes wrong, it could be the best thing to happen for humanity. It would pretty much be the end of all wars on the planet.

You're only supposed... (1)

plut4rch (1553209) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349281)

...to blow the bloody doors off!

Nuke it from orbit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349315)

it's the only way to be sure.

On behalf of Whalers... (1)

owlnation (858981) | more than 5 years ago | (#28349393)

... this means WAR!!!!

Bad story description (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349445)

It should have read "America declares war on the moon"

Nuke it from space (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28349465)

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from space...
It's the only way to be sure...

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