So apparently tomorrow morning October 9th, 2009 at 715am, NASA will be firing a missile into the surface of the moon. Traveling at twice the speed of a bullet, the missile is intended to expose deposits of water under the moon's surface. The impact is expected to result in a huge explosion releasing a plume of debris visible from earth. For some reason this news rubs me the wrong way. While a manned drilling mission would require a ton of money and planning, the unforeseen consequences of firing a missile into the moon seems too unpredictable to go along with without question. I guess we'll see what happens, but if there's some unholy rain of debris to planet earth or worse tomorrow, don't say I didn't warn you! Thanks Jett for the heads up.
To watch the whole thing unfold go HERE.
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