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« on: November 14, 2009, 12:34:17 AM »

Splash! NASA Moon Crash Struck Lots of Water

Suddenly, the moon looks exciting again. It has lots of water, scientists said Friday — a thrilling discovery that sent a ripple of hope for a future astronaut outpost in a place that has always seemed barren and inhospitable.

Experts have long suspected there was water on the moon. Confirmation came from data churned up by two NASA spacecraft that intentionally slammed into a lunar crater last month.

"Indeed, yes, we found water. And we didn't find just a little bit. We found a significant amount," said Anthony Colaprete, lead scientist for the mission, holding up a white water bucket for emphasis.

The lunar crash kicked up at least 25 gallons and that's only what scientists could see from the plumes of the impact, Colaprete said.

Some space policy experts say that makes the moon attractive for exploration again. Having an abundance of water would make it easier to set up a base camp for astronauts, supplying drinking water and a key ingredient for rocket fuel...
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 11:17:44 PM »

There's only one proper response to this particular story.

Yee-HAW!!! 

(Feel free to substitute your own classy, non-redneck version of this if you prefer.) ;P
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 11:27:36 PM »

It is a shame NASA's funding has been cut (and various projects axed), especially when amazing discoveries like this occur.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 01:45:26 PM »

It is a shame NASA's funding has been cut (and various projects axed), especially when amazing discoveries like this occur.
Well, its hard to convince people to spend billions working towards a future space station when people are struggling to support their families.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 04:32:28 PM »

Did anybody see the film adaptation of The Time Machine where humans were mining the moon for water and ended up breaking it apart?
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 06:19:59 PM »

Did anybody see the film adaptation of The Time Machine where humans were mining the moon for water and ended up breaking it apart?

Yup Tongue, though an interesting concept didn't make up for an awful movie.  The 1960s version was infinitely better.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 07:52:06 PM »

It is pretty fascinating. I've always had some interest in astronomy since space is so big and mysterious but it is also very beautiful. I was recently reading about different galaxies in the universe and looking at photos of them taken from the Hubble Telescope which are amazing seeing how far away they are from us. For me its hard to comprehend such things. Space is truly one of the greatest mysteries of God's creation.
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