NASA Moon Missile (Probe)

April 12, 2006

moon_probe.jpg NASA is taking time off from making orthopedic space mattresses to finally do some real work: launching a missile into the moon. Okay, maybe not a missile missile, but a probe. Probes are like peaceful missiles. In an attempt to determine the possibility of hidden ice on the moon, NASA will fire the probe at the moon's surface, excavating a hole the size of a football field and creating a violent explosion that will be visible on Earth through a telescope. The probe's mother ship will fly through the resulting plume of debris to take samples and readings. If I had known that NASA was all about collisions and violent explosions, I would have focused on getting a job with them rather than shooting for manager at Burger King. I wonder if it's too late.


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