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NASA Moon Bombing: No Blood for Moonajuana

_J__J_ Festive PedantRegistered User regular
edited October 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
Are you aware of the fact that NASA is bombing the moon?

On the morning of October 9, 2009 the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, LCROSS, will impact crater Cabeus A. Why? Well, NASA wants to discern how much water is on the moon. So, of course, the best way to do this is bomb the moon to create a lunar dust cloud and somehow utilize the shape of the cloud and magic to discern how much water is on the moon.

Live coverage of LCROSS Impact Event starts October 9, 2009 at 3:15 a.m. PDT or 6:15 a.m. EDT on NASA TV http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

Huffington Post Story

NASA official Page.


NASA picture of moon in targeting reticule:

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Because that is comforting.

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  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Not a Robot Skeleton A Robot Skeleton PartyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Awww man I made a thread too. Which one should we have locked? I figure one is enough.

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    It's about time someone bombed the moon. Now we can get at the cheese.

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  • Mr.SunshineMr.Sunshine Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Moonjuana grows in the shape of a tire!

    And I am aware of it. Nasa has done to the moon what the universe has been doing for a billion or so years.

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Awww man I made a thread too. Which one should we have locked? I figure one is enough.

    Damn. You beat me by one minute.

    We'll let the mods lock one and move the content from the locked OP to the non-locked OP.

  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Not a Robot Skeleton A Robot Skeleton PartyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    Awww man I made a thread too. Which one should we have locked? I figure one is enough.

    Damn. You beat me by one minute.

    We'll let the mods lock one and move the content from the locked OP to the non-locked OP.

    No offense, mind if my OP assimilates yours?

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    Awww man I made a thread too. Which one should we have locked? I figure one is enough.

    Damn. You beat me by one minute.

    We'll let the mods lock one and move the content from the locked OP to the non-locked OP.

    No offense, mind if my OP assimilates yours?

    I do not care.

  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Not a Robot Skeleton A Robot Skeleton PartyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    All right, I added your links to my OP. We form 2/5ths of a nerdy Voltron, now.

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Woo-Hoo!

    This calls for some moonahol!

  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    How will this effect the whalers of the moon?

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    How will this effect the whalers of the moon?

    They shall continue to sing their whaling tunes.

  • DetharinDetharin Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Obviously since our election of the Obama, who as we all know was created in a lab and to this day requires injections of his native mole people DNA mined from the very hearts of the mountains of Afghanistan and his need for health care reform has begun to shake the very foundation of our deal with the moon dwelling reptilons something had to be done.

    As those in the know, already know, since the late 1960's when Sputnik alerted the Reptilons to our presence, and began what some like to think of as "the great space race" the rest of us know it for what it truly was "the great bribe race". By landing on the moon we were able to both put a negotiator in face to face contact, but also delivery them many many shiny gems, which they continue to covet. The technology, and assistance we negotiated has served us well, both in ending the cold war (oh star wars program, if only the populous knew how aptly named you were) as well as finally allowing us to detect and neutralize the brain worms plaguing most of Mu. Returning it to an undersea paradise, as well as preventing its inhabitants in their madness from revealing its location to the outside world.

    The Reptilons agreed to never directly interact with the people of earth and keep their existence a secret. We agreed to trade much needed supplies and technology with them so they could return their base to full functionality, as they were lacking several rare earth based compounds. Specifically Unobtainium 236, Plotonium 238, and some Explodium 137 to restart their primary reactor.

    After negotiations were finalized in 1972 things have been rather cool between us and the reptilons, they were content to let our species kill itself off before reclaiming their ancestral homeworld. However with the new president trying to pass health care measures that would cause more people to go see doctors, thus exposing the level of implantation and experimentation that the reptilons have been secretly guilty of over the last 50 years they had to do something. Thankfully due to the ongoing efforts of Illuminati scientists we have been able to keep their ongoing biological attacks in check.

    While it saddens me to know that so much of our defense budget has had to be buried in black ops for so long to effectively create enough Weaponized Self Assembling Macroscopic Killbots, as well as the delivery system needed to get them through the Reptilon shields. I am amazed that the amount of pushback in all sectors has not alerted more people into questioning what the money black holes have been working on.

    Anyway, now that we finally have the weapon, and the means of delivery we can finally end the reptilon menace once and for all. America, fuck yeah!

    If I was kidnapped, woke up in a lab, told they were going to replace my vocal cords with those of Tony Jay, and lock me in a sound booth until the day I die I would look those bastards right in the eye and say "Alright you sons of bitches lets do this. This one is for the children."
  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Though, This bomb will only affect 3 of the moon's 5,000 dimensions.

  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Not a Robot Skeleton A Robot Skeleton PartyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Okay, links ahoy! From my OP, because _J_ is handsome and popular...

    Here is an artist's rendering of the spacecraft and Centaur stage:
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    Rachel Maddow had an awesome segment on the LCROSS mission, and she interviewed Caroline Moore, the youngest person to discover a supernova, ever! The video segment is on the Rachel Maddow Show site.

    (Sorry, I have no idea how to embed that video on here.)

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2009
    If the moon keeps up it's swirly antics we might have to use nuclear weapons.

  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Not a Robot Skeleton A Robot Skeleton PartyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Honk wrote: »
    If the moon keeps up it's swirly antics we might have to use nuclear weapons.

    Wouldn't want to store out nukes on the Moon, though, we know what happens then...

    Spoiler:

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Less than an hour before we show the Mooninites who's boss.

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    Spoiler:
  • Ebz123Ebz123 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Damnit there has been no second resolution! The inspectors haven't been allowed to do their job!

  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I hope Dahak doesn't shoot back...

  • ElitistbElitistb Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This is a good thing. I am certain that use of this method will uncover an ancient alien spacecraft, proving ACSIS to be correct much to the horror and confusion of many of the members of this forum.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Elitistb wrote: »
    This is a good thing. I am certain that use of this method will uncover an ancient alien spacecraft, proving ACSIS to be correct much to the horror and confusion of many of the members of this forum.

    haha don't you dare joke about that, that's how my brother died

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    Now if we could just discover a cost effective way of getting people and things into orbit our space missions woes would be over.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Reminds me of this.

    The world needs more action/RTS on this scale. Brutal Legend might actually pull it off.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    5 minutes until moon bombing

    that stream is awesome

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I am glad I woke up earlier than expected. I forgot about this.

  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2009
    Take that moon, you fucker.

    Made my day.

    Did you feel lucky?

    It's just been revoked.

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well, if there's one thing Americans do well, it's bombing things.

    XBL: Nox Aeternum / PSN: NoxAeternum / NN:NoxAeternum
    Spoiler:
  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    well that was... something.

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Falx wrote: »
    well that was... something.

    We just bombed something that wasn't on the Earth. This is a first for America.

    XBL: Nox Aeternum / PSN: NoxAeternum / NN:NoxAeternum
    Spoiler:
  • RandomKitRandomKit Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Aw man that poor guy in the red shirt. He just wanted to highfive :(.

  • Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Not a Robot Skeleton A Robot Skeleton PartyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I was expecting to see the plume... I guess it's too thin to see with the naked eye, or what?

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  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom

  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    gotta wait 2 hours or so for the download

  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Damn NASA to wherever for doing this exactly 1 MINUTE after my shift ends (no streaming at the office).

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  • ScroffusScroffus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Stupid work blocking site.

  • SelnerSelner Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    gotta wait 2 hours or so for the download

    Yeah, there was another spacecraft taking pictures of the crash and the feed said it would do its download in just under two hours.

    And the "boom" wasn't visible to the naked eye here on Earth. You would have needed a telescope to see it apparently. At least that is what I recall reading yesterday.

    And if you want a laugh, this is funny :) :
    http://www.examiner.com/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2009m6d19-NASA-moon-bombing-violates-space-law--may-cause-conflict-with-lunar-extraterrestrial-civilizations

  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2009
    Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an MOON-shattering kaboom

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    "As of 9:43 AM, we are officially at war with the moon. No word has yet been released as to the cause for the conflict, but this morning Pentagon initiated preemptive bombing of the lunar surface. One official who requested anonymity referred the sudden and inexplicable escalation against the lunar surface as 'going the full Grenada.' So far the moon has yet to issue comment or return fire, but sources inside the military are saying that these strikes were predicated on the moon's suspected biological weapons stores.

    More as this story develops."

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  • MrOlettaMrOletta Registered User
    edited October 2009
  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2009
    Guys. I don't know if you noticed but Jupiter was being a dick earlier. I think we should ignite its atmosphere, we'll see by the explosion wether planets feel pain.

  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I see something.
    Spoiler:

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