creating an explosion on the Moon

I saw where somebody searched for “explosion on the moon” and found this blog, which we have talked about so that’s not surprising.  But I was curious if there was a specific explosion that someone is searching for info about.  So I did a quick search and found several links about asteroids / meteorites crashing into the Moon, which has happened countless times.  But then I saw a link where NASA was planning to trigger a massive explosion on the moon to search for ice.

NASA is preparing to launch the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, which will fly a Centaur rocket booster into the moon, triggering a six-mile-high explosion that scientists hope will confirm whether water is frozen in the perpetual darkness of craters near the moon’s south pole.

Flying a rocket into the moon at 5,600 mph to create an explosion is cool!  Where do I get that kind of job?

Actually, since nobody owns the moon, technically it wouldn’t be against the law to create your own explosions on the moon, right?  Of course, that would require money and technology we don’t yet possess, but we can dream, right?  🙂

I want to see a star explode!

I was just reading about how cool it would be to see a star go supernova — that is, explode.  That would be incredibly awesome.  But who has time to sit around and wait for that to happen?  They can burn for millions or billions of years before exploding.  And even if I had that much time, I’m not going to stare into the sky every night waiting for that to happen.   (Although if I had that much time, I’d have more time for such things.)

So maybe we should coerce a star to explode.   Then we could schedule it, announce it, and half the world could watch it live.   We could sponsor it, saying, “This supernova is brought to you by Buffet o’ Blog.”   This would be all over the news, and then we’d be super-famous — all for blowing up a star, which we’ve wanted to do anyway.  So it’s a win-win for us!

R&D department, I know what we’re gonna do today…  🙂