7:31, eh? You know that they were shooting for 7:33, that's not even a discussion. But I bet the Photoshop boys are busy at work as I write.
Instruments confirm that a large empty rocket hull barreled into the moon at 7:31 a.m., followed four minutes later by a probe with cameras taking pictures of the first crash.
But initial photos show that the moon didn't give the reaction to the double jabs that NASA expected.
Screens got fuzz and no immediate pictures of the crash or the six-mile plume of lunar dust that the mission was supposed to kick up for scientists to study. The public, which followed the crashes on the Internet and at observatories, seemed puzzled.
NASA officials touted loads of data from the probe and telescopes around the world and in orbit. But the crash photos and videos they offered at a morning news conference were few and showed little more than a fuzzy white flash.
But here's a strange coincidence - or two. The LCROSS mission involved the Indian space agency:
NASA had sent two probing mission on board an Indian moon mission to further probe if there was water on moon.And then we saw this:
The result was positive and Indian scientists belonging to its prestigious Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also said that their probe too had established that indeed there was water on the surface of the moon.
At least 17 Indian police were killed today when a routine patrol turned into a deadly gunbattle with hundreds of Maoists in a forest in Maharashtra.And this:
At least 17 people were reported killed and another 76 wounded today when a suicide car bomber attacked the Indian Embassy in Kabul.In light of that horror in the Afpak region, we then we have Pharaoh Barackobamun I receiving tribute (the ironically titled "Peace Prize" which sounds exactly like something granted to Caesar after a campaign) from the Nobel Arms-Dealing Dynasty. On the same we see yet another horror in the young Pharaoh's war theater.
So what's with the little moon-buggy lookin' car?
ATSUGI, Japan – Nissan's Land Glider electric vehicle tilts from side to side, sashaying into curves by up to a 17-degree angle, as though showing off in a fashion statement that it's zero-emissions.Bonus factoid: The Moon has 17% of the Earth's gravity.
Bonus truth-to-power: Greenwald.
UPDATE: Interesting juxtapositions on BBC.
UPDATE II: Whoa, whoa, whoa...from Lou Dobbs' Space.com:
Instead the screen showed footage from the spacecraft as it moved closer and closer to the lunar surface. Then, suddenly, the screen went white. When footage came back, it showed the moon seemingly unperturbed.Let's not forget that this same craft mysteriously lost most of its fuel a few weeks back, but even with that bizarre incident, there should have been some obvious sign of impact. Something seems very off here.
"I don't know about you, but I didn't see anything," said Columbia University astronomer Arlin Crotts.
Scroll down to the next post on this site and make some time this weekend to watch the video.
UPDATE III: This is a bigger bust than the US media is letting on. Let's go to the UK's Daily Mail.
The £49million 'bombing raid' was supposed to create a six-mile high cloud of dust that would be visible from telescopes on the Earth. But live pictures relayed back from the Moon showed no sign of an impact - even though both craft dived into a darkened crater as planned.How is that even possible? Unless, of course, it was vaporized before it ever landed.
UPDATE 1800EST: Two die in bizarre sweat lodge accident in Sedona resort located between routes US 89, AZ 179 and IS17. Instasync: I was just talking about sweat lodges with the missus the other day.
UPDATE 2100EST: Goro checks in:
Hey Chris, guess what's 'really' behind the '17 degrees'...
Check out the pentagram/pentacle Earth orbital time code over at my site Etemenanki if you haven't already. See that diagonal line through the Sun pinpointing ~October 8-10? That line is ~17 degrees from the horizontal/equinoctial axis!
UPDATE 10/10: Here's the image they're running for the big exciting story on Space. Not actual size, though.
I enlarged it a bit for you.