LCROSS IMPACT 6:31:19AM CST
Op Hop - Trip To The Moon
In the early morning tomorrow, 10/9/2009 at 6:31:19AM CST, the US will shoot a rocket at the moon. That rocket will deliberately crash into Crater Cabeus proper near the moon's south pole and send a plume of debris several miles high. A second probe will then fly through the cloud, collecting particle samples that will allow us to detect evidence of water under the lunar surface. Thanks to the internet, you won't need a telescope to observe the impact (and the universe potentially imploding). You can watch the mission streaming live right here.
John Marmie - Water on the Moon (mp3): This song was written by the Deputy Project Manager of this LCROSS mission. He's an amazing nerd.