Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Watch The LCROSS Impact the Moon Friday Morning

Astronomy Service Slooh Will Let You Watch The LCROSS Impact Live On October 9 at 7:30am EDT.

"The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite will hit the moon to created a crater 14 meters in diameter and 2 meters deep. The resulting analysis will help assess how large bodies will damage planets along with an assessment of current water levels in the moon. Plus it involves blowing holes in the moon."

1 comment:

Richard said...

I have been following LCROSS on twitter for months. It tends to post quippy remarks about its position and snippets of traveling songs and moon songs. I have now become invested in its fate and I will be sorry to see it crash into the moon.

I realize that whoever is posting for it is trying to generate interest but having a twitter feed to which anthropomorphisizes a device destined for destruction is getting to me a little. Especially since the discovery of water on the moon by other means may make its destruction fruitless.

Perhaps I am felling a little maudlin.