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    News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    In an effort to detect the presence of ice and water, NASA will today crash a 2.2tonne rocket into the surface of the moon.
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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    Some git on our security team has blocked the site

    Interesting, depending on the results I wonder when the first off-world mining endevour will happen?
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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    I just love their philosophy...

    *What do we know about this thing?*

    *Not a lot sir.*

    *Ok, then lets blow it up and see what happens!*

    Bill & Ted Wild Stallions air solo.

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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    Just watching the coverage of this on BBCWorld News.

    I had no idea this was happening

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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    I hope this does not start a war with the Moon people.

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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    And it's hit.

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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    I hope this does not start a war with the Moon people.


    I predict they find soup rather than water.

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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I predict they find soup rather than water.
    and a lot of dead clangers
    Hexus estas unu el la plej bonaj teknikaj ejoj Mi havas vizititan!

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    Clangers did not live on the moon...
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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Clangers did not live on the moon...
    You are right, I was remembering them as being on the Moon, but after a little reading it appears it was just a moon like planet.

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    Will it rain cheese now they have bombed the moon?
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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Will it rain cheese now they have bombed the moon?
    Fondue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Fondue.
    Don't be silly. In the vacuum of space it'll soon condense into grated parmesan.

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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

    nah, Wensleydale Gromit!

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    Re: News - Telescopes at the ready, NASA's about to bomb the moon

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