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Lunar impact party!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitOct 5, 2009 11:30 PM


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On October 9th, NASA will slam two large objects into the south pole of the Moon in the hopes of detecting water there. Since there'll be fireworks, why not have a party? The folks at the LCROSS site have put together a kit with all the info you need to throw a lunar impact party -- videos, event timings, and more. If you want to watch the event as it unfolds, this is a good place to start. You can even get party clothes to emulate what all the scientifically-inclined glitterati are wearing. I'll be in the UK on October 9, and it'll be broad daylight, so it looks like I'll miss seeing this event with my own eyes. But I'll keeping close tabs on the web, and I'll link to images and video as soon as I find them.

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