It's been a year since the LCROSS rocket blew up some of the Moon for science. What did we learn from the explosion? A lot - including where to find water.
In a press conference going on now, NASA has said they've found "a significant amount" of water on the moon.
That seemingly-disappointing lunar impact from last week? Turns out that there was visible debris kicked up from it after all, according to a new image released by NASA's LCROSS team.
So that anticlimactic moon bombing NASA attempted the other day may have kicked up a little dust, instead of absolutely nothing as once feared.
Last week's explosion on the moon was far less impressive than most anticipated, but were expectations unfairly raised by NASA? Scientists consulted on the project suggest that they knew results would be underwhelming and invisible.
Really? This was it? Some choppy footage and few dudes high-fiving in what we're pretty sure to be a Kinko's? This is what it looks like when Man bombs the moon at 5,600mph??
In case you missed it, NASA is bombing the Moon tomorrow morning at 7:31AM Eastern/4:31AM Pacific. Here you have a simulation of the projectile's approach, which will cause a 30-mile high plume. Check out how to watch it here.
Tomorrow in the early morning American time, NASA's LCROSS spacecraft will bomb the Moon's south pole, in an effort to discover icy liquids beneath the satellite's crust. Hopefully we'll find water, and the Ice Warriors won't be pissed off.
If you have nothing to do on Friday, October 9, at 7:31AM Eastern/4:31AM Pacific, reserve that spot for some serious space fireworks. At that time you can see how NASA bombs the Moon from orbit using this huge thing: