Friday, October 09, 2009

It’s Still There…

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

NASA shot the moon with the LCROSS Centaur this morning.

As close as the satellite and its rocket were, I guess they hit it. NASA is releasing sophisticated instrument images.

So what’s wrong with this picture?

I was watching, couldn’t see the explosion flash, there is no visible injury, and it didn’t blow up.

I recall the cold early October 4, 1957, morning in Schenectady, N.Y., when my folks woke my brothers and me, taking us outside to look up into the night sky, to watch a dim light pass overhead.

The light was the first human made object in space. It was Sputnik, a Russian, no that was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics' satellite. It was an earth-shattering event.

However, this experiment was not moon shattering. It's still bright.

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