Friday, October 9, 2009

Who wrote "the moon rules - #1" on my car... with a key...?

I hope you can see this, NASA, because I'm doing it as hard as I can.

I take back what I said yesterday NASA. We are through forever (?). NASA's LCROSS mission to bomb the Moon to hell (that I got up at 4am to try to watch) was possibly the most boring thing to do with the Moon ever. I couldn't see the impact through my 5" telescope. When I tried to find the footage that NASA promised LCROSS' 'shepherding vehicle' was going to take of the event, all I found was this lame video of the surface of the Moon getting closer and closer and then just freezing. No shaky cam to static and explosion noise or anything. They really need to hire Michael Bay to produce their next Moon bombing. The only good part was at the end when some NASA guy went for a high 5 and got totally denied. Did they even find water like they were trying to? Who knows.

I expect that some better images of the event taken by amateur astronomers are going to surface sometime soon. If they do, I will try to post them here. Until then NASA, don't call me. I'll call you.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

NASA to Moon: GO DIE

Tonight is the Moon's last night on Earth

NASA must have gotten a new PR team or something, because after months (years? decades?) of being boring they just announced something awesome out of the blue: NASA is going to bomb the moon. Yes, they are going to fucking BOMB Earth's moon, The Moon. NASA, I just can't quit you. You may have been dropping the ball pretty hard lately, but then you go and win back my heart by exploding the shit out of something in space.

Anyways, in all seriousness, NASA is going to crash an explosive probe into the the Moon's southern polar region in an attempt to uncover frozen ice that may exist within craters that never are exposed to sunlight. If you want to watch it (and see this post in time, you probably won't because Praise Science has been greatly lacking lately and you have no reason to check it on a daily basis) Gizmodo has some good tips.

NASA says people with 10 inch (or bigger) telescopes will be able to view this happen in real time. How auspicious and timely! I recently have acquired a telescope in a game of chance. It's only a 5" telescope I think, but fuck 'em, I'm going to try to see it anyway, and then report loyally back to this blog. This is supposed to go down at 4:31 AM PST (what time is that on the Moon?????????). I don't know if it is even possible to get up that early, but I've heard about people doing it before, so I am going to try. I'll let you know how it goes.