OK, so I recognise that the moon doesn’t get “bombed” every day, but the hysteria and lack of understanding surrounding this experiment reminds me of the “we’re all going to die” attitude when they switched on the Large Hadron Collider last September.
Obviously, we’re all still here.
Which is not always good news, because then people can make comments like this:
Uh. Are these people st00pid? We kinda need the moon for tides and stuff.
Which then prompted this:
…the Russians are going to get cross – Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize and now he’s bombing the moon and causing chaos!
Surely they can’t be 100% with their ‘predictions’ of where to bomb and EXACTLY what the impact might be? Maybe we’ll have floods for the next month.
The whole thread is hilarious, actually.
And high tide in Cape Town this evening is (still) at 6:19 PM SAST. No chaos. No floods (yet).
Oh, and they’re switching on the LHC again in November, so we only had a few weeks to live anyway.