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

"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)

LOL on the Marvin the Martian quote   : )