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NASA to Bomb Moon in Water Exploration Mission

October 7, 2009 6:02 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

NASANASA will attempt to do something that most people probably didn’t think was possible — they’re going to bomb the Moon. It’s all in an effort to find billions of tons of trapped ice in an area the space agency believes it could be located behind. The end result is to ultimately find water.

The task will be part of the LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite) mission and will involve sending a missile to blast a hole in the lunar surface near the Moon’s south pole.

NASA says you might be able to see Moon dust from Earth using telescopes 10-to-12 inches.

The blast will occur Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. Winnipeg time.

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