Anyone else just slightly nervous...

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.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT

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

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves

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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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.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT


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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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.
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
Agreed!

why exactly are they looking for ice and water anyway?
Originally Posted by *LC*
Because it could help support life there should NASA decide to establish a base on the moon.
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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.
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
Agreed!

why exactly are they looking for ice and water anyway?
Originally Posted by *LC*
Because it could help support life there should NASA decide to establish a base on the moon.
Originally Posted by Phoenix
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
why exactly are they looking for ice and water anyway?
Originally Posted by *LC*
In case we screw up to much down here and need to start taking resources from another planet.
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