Rewiring the System

“This isn’t just any Moon, It Is Our Moon!”

Posted in Uncategorized by rewiringangel on October 9, 2009

A NASA engineer sitting at the console during the rocket impact, said about this exploration of the Moon and Lunar Impact experiment is important because….

“This isn’t just any Moon, It Is Our Moon!”

The triangulation used to show that there is in fact water in some non-liquid form on Mars has spurred scientists to document H2O on our Earth circling rocky gravitational pulling spiraling Moon.

The October 9 impact was a visual dud.

I traveled to the Chabot Science Center,

located in the Hills surrounding Oakland California. The Museum of Science went all out in providing a wonderful venue for viewing. There were plates of Danish pastry and a never-ending river of coffee, teas, and coco to keep the visitors awake during the 3 AM to 4:30 AM viewing window.  The Planetarium dome had a continuous feed from NASA.

Before dawn at 4:30 AM, Friday, NASA’s LCROSS spacecraft and its Centaur booster rocket did plunge into a shadowed crater near the moon’s South Pole. The double-impact show live on NASA TV from the point of view of the LCROSS spacecraft.

Meanwhile, impact debris plumes emerging from the crater was more visible through backyard telescopes. North American sky watchers west of the Mississippi River are favored with darkness and good views of that part of the moon affected.  The NASA feed was a dud! A blinding white screen was all the reward of getting up to the science center. The East Bay was blanketed with fog and the telescopes were not opened for viewing the rocket pounding into the crater.

One backyard photographer did post on the NASA site and if you look very closely, you can see a slight vector of dust rise off the surface.

Mike Broussard said about his picture:

Mike Broussard (click on his name to send him an email)

Oct. 9, 2009


Maurice, Louisiana, USA

I saw nothing with a C-8 and a SPC900NC webcam. Seeing was bad and some clouds here, too. Fortunately, it was relatively clear during the impact phase, but I have to say it was a dud based on my data. FWIW, here’s my image at 2nd impact, captured and stacked using K3CCDTools and quick post-processing in PS3.

I had hoped to see that plume with my own eyes. The experience was still very interesting.  I will have to wait to see and hear more about this interesting space event later today from


The rocketry and such took a long 10-year collaboration with other countries including China and Japan as well as the European Agency. I am glad about collaboration with many nations.  As Humanity keeps looking up to space and the stars, we evolve out of the dusty Copernican drawer that has Earth at the center of the Galaxy, the Universe and out to Infinity. We have taken a second small step for Humanity!


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