If you didn’t know, we are at war with the Moon. Seriously. We are going to shoot the Moon in the butt for all the things it has done to us over the years. I’m serious. You doubt me? Don’t take my word for it. Check out Scientific America:
The missile, a Centaur rocket, will be steered by a shepherding spacecraft that will guide it towards its target – a crater close to the Moon’s south pole. Scientists expect the blast to be so powerful that a huge plume of debris will be ejected. The attack on the Moon is not a declaration of war or act of wanton vandalism. Space scientists want to see if any water ice or vapour is revealed in the cloud of debris. Though the Moon mostly a dry airless desert, they believe ice could be trapped in crater shadows near the south pole which never receive any sunlight. If so it could provide vital supplies for a manned moonbase. The spacecraft will not head straight for the Moon. First it will orbit the Earth a number of times while its precise target is identified. Finally, it will send the missile into the Moon at twice the speed of a bullet on October 8.
I don’t care what that article says. We are at war with the Moon! Reasons! For being bright and getting people all crazy during Full Moons. For …uh…being a Moon. And stuff. And…ok, we aren’t going to war with the Moon. But we are going to shoot the shit out of it. For water? No. Because we are Americans. That’s all the reason we need.