[ RadSafe ] OT but rare event Friday

Maury Siskel maurysis at peoplepc.com
Tue Oct 6 15:11:54 CDT 2009

LUNAR IMPACT:  This Friday morning, Oct 9th, at approximately 4:30 am 
PDT, NASA's LCROSS spacecraft and its Centaur booster rocket will plunge 
one after another into a shadowed crater near the Moon's south pole.  
The spectacular double-impact will be shown live on NASA TV from the 
point of view of the LCROSS spacecraft.  Meanwhile, impact debris plumes 
emerging from the crater may be visible through backyard telescopes. 
North American sky watchers west of the Mississippi river are favored 
with darkness and good views of the Moon at the time of impact.  Visit 
http://spaceweather.com for observing tips and full coverage.

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