So that anticlimactic moon bombing NASA attempted the other day may have kicked up a little dust, instead of absolutely nothing as once feared.

Indeed, Earth and space-based telescopes couldn't see it at the time, but there was, in fact, a dusty plume that got kicked up by the kamikaze LCROSS probe. Success!

That said, there's still no word on whether or not water or aliens or cheese were present in the plume. Perhaps it was a combination of all three, and that's the reason for NASA's silence thus far (more seriously, NASA says results by "mid-November").


Next time, just to be sure, I think NASA should shoot something a bit bigger into the Moon for better results. Something like, say, Richard Heene's ego. [New Scientist]