Kaguya says goodbye cruel water, smashes into Moon (PICS)

Discussion in 'Science & History' started by Kazmarov, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland


  2. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    At first I thought something went wrong with the mission. In fact, crashing was part of it. I don't know if that was necessary though or it's for another reason. The still images were good but the video is of course, better.
     
  3. Twitch

    Twitch Registered Member

    Didn't it crash into the moon to see if there was frozen water in that crater?

    But yes, those photos are very impressive.
     
  4. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    Yes, that was part of it.

    Impactors have been used for decades. Helps to analyze soil without the cost of a manned landing or a rover (both of which would be millions more). It also mapped out the whole moon in glorious 3D so nations like the US and China can plan where to land next and where to set up future bases.
     

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