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Fri, Oct. 9th, 2009, 06:04 pm
A smashing good time

higgs_raccoon has kindly pointed out that NASA's planned crash landing into the moon in a little over three hours will be accompanied by live video feeds.

Fri, Oct. 9th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
guma_kawauso

79 million, and I didn't see much of anything. Maybe I didn't knwow hat I was looking for?

Fri, Oct. 9th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
higgs_raccoon

"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"

OK, I guess LCROSS "worked" in the sense that the impactor (presumably) threw up a cloud of debris that the probe could send back information on as it made its own plunge to the surface, but it was a little anticlimactic. I was hoping for a visible flash from the impact. (Heck, even when the LHC was starting up and had its own live webcast, there was a flash on a fluorescent screen as the proton beams made it through each sector, so even a casual viewer could see exactly when something had happened.)

Oh well, it'll be interesting, over the next few days, to see what the analysis of the spectral data reveals.

Fri, Oct. 9th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

LOL on the Marvin the Martian quote   : )

Fri, Oct. 9th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
guma_kawauso

Not so much an earth-shattering kaboom, as I would have liked to see the plume of dust. I had the NASA feed an an observatory in Arizona running.

I wasn't expecting anything along the lines of Michael Bay. XD