Earth vs. Moon: NASA to crashland orbiters on lunar surface Friday morning

Really early rendering of attack on the moon.
Really early rendering of attack on the moon.

Have a decent sized telescope? Turn it toward the moon Friday morning at about 4:30am, when NASA will crash a pair of orbiters into the south pole, and you may be able to see the resulting plumes of dust.

The NASA exercise is intended to determine is water is contained in the moon’s soil.

Of course, Griffith Park Observatory will be closed at that hour. Because, y’know, its so darn early.

No Public Viewing of Moon Impact from Observatory
NASA’s LCROSS mission, searching for water ice, will culminate with two lunar impacts near the Moon’s south pole at approximately 4:30 a.m. PDT on Friday, October 9. The impacts may be visible with a telescope. However, due to the very early hour, neither Griffith Park nor the Observatory will be open for public viewing.

The attack on the moon will also be televised.

3 Replies to “Earth vs. Moon: NASA to crashland orbiters on lunar surface Friday morning”

  1. Is it just me, or does that man in the moon look just like Mike Myers as
    German punk expressionist tv talk show host Dieter? “Touch my moon-key, touch it!”

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