Skip to comments.NASA Briefing To Reveal Evidence of Water on the Moon - Lots of It
Posted on 09/21/2009 5:27:18 PM PDT by KevinDavis
Reliable sources report that there will be a press conference at NASA HQ at 2:00 pm this Thursday featuring lunar scientist Carle Pieters from Brown University.
The topic of the press briefing will be a paper that will appear in this week's issue of Science magazine wherein results from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) aboard Chandrayaan-1 will be revealed.
The take home message: there is a lot of water on the Moon.
Robert A. Heinlein would be so proud (read The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress).
Good News for the Chinese you mean. We’re not going there. “low erf orbit is the place to be ...” barf
Please add me to the Space Ping list. Thanks!
Please add me to the Space Ping List.
Water on the moon is big news!
If true... this changes everything.
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to breathe.
Did they also report any magnetic anomalies on the moon?
There is no water on the moon. Water is composed of H2O (oxygen). There aint no oxygen on that rock. We have been there and done that. Look , this agency is history. They failed to capture the public on the last 1 billion dollar fiasco to nowhere by trying to sell “Our brave and diverse astronuts are out there dodging “space debris””, That didn’t work any more than all the “damage report” baloney causing needless space walks in prior flights. As conservatives appalled at bloated government spending we should all demand the immediate shut down of this futile endeavor (bad pun) .
Great book if you are not intimidated by unconventional approaches to male female relations and strong women. I started reading Heinlin in high school, was surprised to discover that he also wrote sci fi of a more adult content.
No water? Imagine, all those scientists, instruments and experiments and all they had to do was ask you. I’ll bet they feel silly about now. /s
It'd be a game changer if (1) it were true, (2) the water were in sufficient quantity, and (3) if it were recoverable. Shouldn't be all that difficult to prove or disprove. I say let out the commercial contracts and start the strip-mines NOW!
Right. And lots of cheese too.
Bookmarked for future yuks.
Haven’t you seen Total Recall? We have to get to the alien machine, which will melt Mars’ vast quantities of ice, and then the moon will have an atmosphere!!
Or something like that.....
Here is the lunar soil as analyzed by Sen Harrison Schmidt with whom I spoke about the resources.
Mine the moon and you have silicon for solar cells! Iron which can be made into steel. Aluminum and the list goes on.
“There is no water on the moon”
So you’ve been there?
“Water is composed of H2O (oxygen). There aint no oxygen on that rock.”
Fortunately you’re wrong, apparently you’re also not a chemist.
maybe because of all the comets that hit it?
No— Just worthless rock but how much of your grandkids money do you want to spend on that mine? I can get all the silicon you want down at my beach house.
Where there is water someday we can make beer.
you are right. I completely agree with all you have said..
Okay, let’s say there is water on the moon. So what?
In other news, Democrats begin plan to tax it...
It means that fuel for space ships and oxygen can be manufactured on site.
Fortunately youre wrong, apparently youre also not a chemist.
There is no water on the moon period.
I'm thinking massive underground hydroponic barley fields and hops grown by filtered sunlight. We'd have to import the yeast from the Big Rock but it'd be cold enough on the dark side to freeze a decent library.
Beer farts in a space suit. That one we'd have to work on.
Then, getting drunk will be ‘gone luney’.
All the more reason for obama not wanting us to go back to the moon.
‘There is no water on the moon period.”
There’s Hydrogen and there’s Oxygen. Put them together and you got H2O
Lots of ‘Bean-o’
Beer farts are fuel.
Thank you. If we don’t start critical thinking pretty soon we will truly be “sheeple”.
I guess a lot of people will be like .... wow
Hokey smokes, you're right! Vent it out the rear of the suit and add a little piezo-electric igniter and if you're not careful you could reach escape velocity. All right, I'm off to the patent office.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
My brains and our drinking.........
Blue Mars tells us all we have to do there...
Not yet... Let me throw a couple of chunks of lunar ice in my moon margarita and when it melts, there will be water on the moon.
I agree. Let us spend a trillion on unnecessary health care instead. Besides, we all know the moon is flat, and the astronauts will just sail off the edge looking for that non-existent ice.
Dr Gerald O'Neill who formulated these plans as a Physics Professor at Princeton along with Werhner von Braun knew that the space program could be self funding and provide a profit to boot.
The return on investment, (ROI) for the average company is 10 to 15%. The ROI on the Apollo Program is closer to 700%. Own a computer? Owne a satelite TV receiver? Own a cell phone? Own a GPS receiver? All came from Apollo era inventions and created millions of jobs and incresed our GDP significantly.
Go Into Space? You Betcha!!!!!!
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