Friday, November 13, 2009

We're going to the MOON, baby!!!

Exciting news! NASA just reported that, due to their recent bombing of the Moon, they think they've discovered an area of "hydrogen-rich deposits covered by dessicated regolith" at the south pole!

That means "water" to you and me. At least... probably. Hopefully.

That also means that one of the biggest hurdles to establishing a permanent manned moon base (i.e. access to water) may be solved. I don't know about you, but I'd like to retire in a condo facing the east slope of the Apeninne Mountain range, just off the Sea of Serenity. Low gravity, awesome night skies and a daily "Earthrise"... Count me in!

1 comment:

heidi ruby miller said...

And, you'll probably live longer in lower gravity, so long as those radiation shields hold up.