Friday, October 9, 2009

Successful Moon Impact

NASA scored a successful Moon impact in their effort to confirm previously detected water. Unfortunately there are no compelling pictures or video, but the scientific data collected could prove important in determining the potential of the moon for human colonizations. Water and Uranium on the moon would mean a lot less would need to be ferried to the colony significantly decreasing the cost.

"A NASA probe slammed into the moon Friday, blasting out a curtain of debris in which scientists hope to detect signs of water ice.

The $79 million LCROSS spacecraft, preceded by its Centaur rocket stage, impacted the lunar surface at the large south pole crater Cabeus at 7:31 a.m. EDT (1131 GMT) in what NASA Chief Scientist Jim Garvin called "the ultimate physics experiment."

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