Shooting the Moon?

Does this sound like a bad idea to anyone else? The idea of shooting a rocket at the moon to break up the land mass at one of it’s poles and then study the debris for signs of water? I mean, I guess NASA knows what it’s doing, but it totally sounds like naive scientists at the beginning of an apocalypse movie. . . .


  4 comments for “Shooting the Moon?

  1. Daric
    October 8, 2009 at 7:55 am

    That’s awesome! Every young boy dreams of blowing up the moon. But as we grow up, we are forced to abandon such “childish pursuits” I’m glad to see NASA keeping the dream alive.

  2. October 8, 2009 at 8:06 am

    It is pretty awesome. It will be live on tv tomorrow at 7:30 am. Pretty amazing stuff. Still kind of scary though. How do they know they won’t throw the moon off it’s orbit and mess with the tides, creating tsunamis all over the earth?

    Great. Something else to worry about. NASA rocket-induced tidal waves. . . .

  3. October 8, 2009 at 8:27 am

    This is similar to the premise for Thundarr the Barbarian, except in that case a comet passed between earth and moon, splitting the moon, causing an apocalypse and mutating all life on earth.
    So… maybe?

  4. Glass Half Empty
    October 9, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I have heard of “Shooting the moon” in the card game Hearts. Never did I think that this would become a literal term. Are our scientists high? Maybe they have writers block, or just want to tell their grand children a new story. How long was this thought about before it was decided on? I would of thought that we had enough water here on Earth. Then again I am just one man with an opinion that doesn’t matter much. If this becomes a life changing event, it will either be the best or the worst event in our history. If it is not any type of historical event. . . well at least we still have a great economy.

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