This Friday at 7:31 a.m. EDT, NASA will "bomb" the Moon. No actual explosives will be used. The impactor will be an empty 2.2 ton booster rocket. Shortly after that, the satellite that is observing its booster smash into lunar soil will also take the plunge.
Posted on Wed, Oct. 7, 2009 You can watch NASA give the moon a one-two punch
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - NASA will throw a one-two punch at the big old moon Friday and the whole world will have ringside seats for the lunar dust-up.
NASA will send a used-up spacecraft slamming into the moon's south pole to kick up a massive plume of lunar dirt and then scour it to see if there's any water or ice spraying up. The idea is to confirm the theory that water , a key resource if people are going to go back to the moon , is hidden below the barren moonscape. [...]