Monday, October 05, 2009

Water on the Moon!

Finding water on the Moon hasn't made much of a splash in the USA. Clearly, NASA needs better PR along the lines of Julian Scheer's dramatic work in the 1960s. NASA had a hand in this, but India earned the main kudos, thanks to its Chandrayaan-1 unmanned lunar probe, which operated from October 2008 until August of this year. What will be done with a pile of new data remains to be seen, but surely this is an interesting development by any standard, even if virtually unnoticed in the States.

Today's Rune: Gateway.


Lana Gramlich said...

In case you're interested, I thought I'd share;

NASA Science News for October 5, 2009
On Friday morning, Oct. 9th, you can watch a pair of spacecraft crash into the Moon with your own eyes. The purposeful impacts are the climax of NASA's LCROSS mission to unearth signs of water in lunar soil. Today's story tells how and where to look.


jodi said...

Erik, I still believe it's all cheese!

the walking man said...

Lana...You have just made my wife a very happy woman.

Charles Gramlich said...

It's a shame we don't hear about this more here. Cool news, though.

Erik Donald France said...

Thanks all for the comments -- Lana, that's cool!