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LCROSS Lunar Impact Friday, 4:30 AM Pacific

So the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite [link to no longer works] has one last sensing task which it will carry out tomorrow morning at 4:30 AM Pacific. That is to dig a big hole in Cabeus (proper) and see if there’s water there. Unfortunately for LCROSS, it doesn’t really have landing jets, which means it will dig a big hole and other instruments will check for water.

Unfortunately, the impact plume is expected to be not big enough for binoculars or cameras, but it will be big enough for large amateur telescopes [link to no longer works].

NASA has a page on “where and how to observe the LCROSS impacts.”

3 comments on "LCROSS Lunar Impact Friday, 4:30 AM Pacific"

  • Chrystal K. says:

    Science is almost scary sometimes.

  • Constant Gina says:

    I saw the headline and said whhhattt?? then I saw the story and said oh….more money waisted…damn

  • Tech says:

    They’ve finished bombing earth. Now they’ve moved on to the moon.

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