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Anyone else just slightly nervous...

RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
...about this spacecraft being slammed into the moon tomorrow morning? I can't help but think that this is risky. What if they hit too hard and break off a big chunk? Earth depends on the moon's gravity for so many things. This could throw everything out of whack. It could be like the proverbial butterfly fart that turns into a hurricaine.

You can watch it online live here, around 7am I think: nasa

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  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Im sooooo afraid a big chunk of the moon is going to fall off and a portion of the world will be dark forever. You would think w/ all the technology they have they'd figure out a better way to check for ice and water under the surface.
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Meh... not really nervous. I figure those NASA types prolly know what they're doing, and I kinda doubt they'd be do this if there was any significant risk involved.
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I'm planning on sleeping through it. If for some reason things go very badly indeed, at least I'll already be with my dogs.

    (But maybe I should sleep with my boots on. You know, just in case. As in, "She d----" aw, nevermind.)
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    i hope a big piece of cheese breaks off and lands in my yard.

    i love me some cheese. :)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Zmz, Wallace and Gromit already ADDRESSED that issue.

    Geez! Where've you been?
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    We were thinking of staying up for it. We have a pretty good telescope and they said you'll be able to see it.

    Yes I'm a little nervous just because I don't know alot about it...time to go educate myself :study:
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  • LL~2009LL~2009 Posts: 146Registered Users
    Oh my!!! this is what i get for not paying attention! I had no idea!
    I'd love to beleive those smart dudes know what they're doing but a lot of smart dudes get too confident.
    I already have enough difficulty every time it's a full moon... would a piece coming off lessen my full moon craziness??
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Meh... not really nervous. I figure those NASA types prolly know what they're doing, and I kinda doubt they'd be do this if there was any significant risk involved.


    Yeah, because those NASA propellerheads have never f*cked anything up.

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    No.
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  • KinkyKeeperKinkyKeeper Posts: 963Registered Users
    Don't watch The Time Machine.

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Why not?
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  • KinkyKeeperKinkyKeeper Posts: 963Registered Users
    Phoenix wrote: »
    Why not?

    Basically the movie is about our technology going too far, and we break apart our moon and civilazation falls.

    I personally really enjoy the movie but if someone is already freaked out about the possibility of the moon breaking apart it's a pretty scary movie. See above picture.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    ohhh...
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  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,466Registered Users
    hubby and I are up watching his... something like this is right up hubby's alley!!
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I'm watching it now!
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Hell yeah I was nervous! I kept thinking, "The moon controls the tides. What if there's no more high tides any more?"
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  • msjaimmsjaim Posts: 948Registered Users
    I honestly believe we will be our own demise.. in more ways than one....
  • melloweermelloweer Posts: 2,308Registered Users
    I'm a big space dork and LOVED IT. Except I didn't get to see it live because 1. it was in the AM and my brain doesn't quite work that early and 2. I had to go into work early so I didn't have to stay after.

    But I know this....today at school....all the kids and the staff were friggin CRAZY in the head. I blame the moon.

    I did get to watch the video online when I got home. My hubby was cracking up telling me to close my mouth cause I was drooling :)
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Don't watch The Time Machine.

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    Thank you! I knew there was a recent movie about the moon being blown to bits but I couldn't remember the name. I hate it sometimes when life imitates art. *shudders*
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Meh... not really nervous. I figure those NASA types prolly know what they're doing, and I kinda doubt they'd be do this if there was any significant risk involved.


    Yeah, because those NASA propellerheads have never f*cked anything up.

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    Well, yeah, of course ish happens. Bt I can't worry about it, because I can't control it, and worrying won't help anyone or solve anything. If they had blown up the moon that would have sucked, but it wouldn't have been made better had I stressed about it.

    Sort of a life philosophy of sorts: I can't control it, worrying won't help, so I'm not going to bother. Save myself that handful of stress.
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    Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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    Well, yeah, of course ish happens. Bt I can't worry about it, because I can't control it, and worrying won't help anyone or solve anything. If they had blown up the moon that would have sucked, but it wouldn't have been made better had I stressed about it.

    Sort of a life philosophy of sorts: I can't control it, worrying won't help, so I'm not going to bother. Save myself that handful of stress.



    There are lots of things I can't personally control...I can't stop mining companies from destroying mountains with strip mining, I can't Dupont from polluting the water supply, I can't stop whalers from hunting endangered animals...but that doesn't stop me from being concerned about them and what long-term effects might ensure from those activities.

    The moon is pretty darn important to our world. It wouldn't take much to mess up the Gulf Stream with a little moon-gravity-glitch...any idea how that would affect our weather? Sure, the people at NASA are pretty darn smart, but sometimes they have to say "Oops, sorry". I sometimes think they might be too smart for our own good.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    You would think w/ all the technology they have they'd figure out a better way to check for ice and water under the surface.

    Agreed!
    *LC* wrote: »
    why exactly are they looking for ice and water anyway?

    Because it could help support life there should NASA decide to establish a base on the moon.
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  • melloweermelloweer Posts: 2,308Registered Users
    Phoenix wrote: »
    You would think w/ all the technology they have they'd figure out a better way to check for ice and water under the surface.

    Agreed!
    *LC* wrote: »
    why exactly are they looking for ice and water anyway?

    Because it could help support life there should NASA decide to establish a base on the moon.

    It also can act as a resouce for us in the future if needed.

    Here's a good explanation from space.com......

    Since man first touched the moon and brought pieces of it back to Earth, scientists have thought that the lunar surface was bone dry. But new observations from three different spacecraft have put this notion to rest with what has been called "unambiguous evidence" of water across the surface of the moon.
    The new findings, detailed in the Sept. 25 issue of the journal Science, come in the wake of further evidence of lunar polar water ice by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and just weeks before the planned lunar impact of NASA's LCROSS satellite, which will hit one of the permanently shadowed craters at the moon's south pole in hope of churning up evidence of water ice deposits in the debris field.
    The moon remains drier than any desert on Earth, but the water is said to exist on the moon in very small quantities. One ton of the top layer of the lunar surface would hold about 32 ounces of water, researchers said.
    "If the water molecules are as mobile as we think they are — even a fraction of them — they provide a mechanism for getting water to those permanently shadowed craters," said planetary geologist Carle Pieters of Brown University in Rhode Island, who led one of the three studies in Science on the lunar find, in a statement. "This opens a whole new avenue [of lunar research], but we have to understand the physics of it to utilize it."
    Finding water on the moon would be a boon to possible future lunar bases, acting as a potential source of drinking water and fuel.
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    *LC* wrote: »
    You would think w/ all the technology they have they'd figure out a better way to check for ice and water under the surface.

    why exactly are they looking for ice and water anyway?

    In case we screw up to much down here and need to start taking resources from another planet.
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