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Curious report of the day:
Report: U.S. Planned On Blowing Up Moon With Nuke During Cold War In 1950s

The secret project dubbed, “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” and nicknamed “Project A119,” was seriously being considered until it was scrapped because military officials were worried it would hurt the people on Earth.

Phew?

Curious report of the day:

Report: U.S. Planned On Blowing Up Moon With Nuke During Cold War In 1950s

The secret project dubbed, “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” and nicknamed “Project A119,” was seriously being considered until it was scrapped because military officials were worried it would hurt the people on Earth.

Phew?

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50 years ago today President Kennedy promised that we would go to the moon:

"We choose to go to the moon," the president said. "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

Watch the speech over at CBS News

50 years ago today President Kennedy promised that we would go to the moon:

"We choose to go to the moon," the president said. "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

Watch the speech over at CBS News

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If Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had been stranded on the Moon, President Nixon had a speech prepared.

(h/t Buzzfeed)

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Supermoon: Coming to a sky near you this Saturday!

(photos of Supermoon’s last appearance)

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discoverynews:

Moon’s Creation Questioned by Chemistry
The theory stands that Theia, a Mars-sized object, hit Earth causing chunks to spin off eventually creating the moon. This new study determined that theory to be much less likely as the Moon’s chemistry is identical to Earth’s, which is extremely rare.
keep reading

discoverynews:

Moon’s Creation Questioned by Chemistry

The theory stands that Theia, a Mars-sized object, hit Earth causing chunks to spin off eventually creating the moon. This new study determined that theory to be much less likely as the Moon’s chemistry is identical to Earth’s, which is extremely rare.

keep reading