LCROSS to impact the moon…

October 6, 2009 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

This Friday the NASA LCROSS probe will deliberately impact in a dark crater on the moon, with the ultimate goal of trying to decide if any water exists on the moon in these deep craters. As it happens, I was going to take Friday off from work anyway, so being awake at 4:35AM Pacific Time isn’t beyond the realm of possibility. I’m currently surveying my existing telescope equipment (most of which hasn’t been out for quite some time) and hope to be able to video the resulting impact. Regardless, I’m planning on being awake to see it. Check out the NASA website: