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NASA to bomb the moon on Friday

October 7, 2009

In a project that apparently stemmed from NASA’s first annual “Let a Group of 12-Year-Old Boys Design A Mission Day,” NASA will shoot the moon with a missile on Friday to look for water.

The Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite or LCROSS mission will send a missile traveling at twice the speed of a bullet to blast a hole in the lunar surface of the moon on Friday.

Scientists expect the impact of the powerful Centaur rocket would release a huge plume of moon dust and debris. The moon dust blast should be large enough for amateur scientists to view from Earth through telescopes 10-to-12 inches and larger, says NASA.

Forget about the national deficit man, we are bombing the moon!

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