Bomb the Moon!

With 23 minutes left before LCROSS impacts the south pole of the moon, I want to direct you to a post by Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society blog, showing photos of the crater formed back when Apollo 14 smashed its upper stage booster into the moon.

The crater at the center of this image was formed when the Apollo 14 upper stage intentionally smashed into the moon. (Credit: Planetary Society Blog/NASA/GSFC/ASU

The crater at the center of this image was formed when the Apollo 14 upper stage intentionally smashed into the moon. (Credit: Planetary Society Blog/NASA/GSFC/ASU

Yes, that’s right, we’ve been smashing things into the moon for quite a while now. So all the people freaking out about NASA “Bombing” the moon need to calm down and just enjoy the fireworks show.

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