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(CNN)   Explosion on the moon visible from Earth. North Korea scrambling to take credit   (cnn.com) divider line 94
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2013-05-18 04:36:18 AM
About damned time something interesting happened up there.
 
2013-05-18 05:10:08 AM
Maybe these guys can do a benefit concert.

http://youtu.be/I9MZNEXrElw

/ oblig? I think so
 
2013-05-18 06:13:44 AM
Nice timing on the north Korea angle subby.
 
2013-05-18 07:57:04 AM
The Moon Men are going to be PISSED!
 
2013-05-18 08:15:49 AM

Shadow Blasko: Nice timing on the north Korea angle subby.



Both my headlines got greened, what do I win?
 
2013-05-18 08:59:38 AM
www.cartoonscrapbook.com

Lords of Light!
 
2013-05-18 09:18:45 AM
CHA
 
2013-05-18 09:37:34 AM
Why would they scramble? Why wouldn't they just come out and say "Hey, we did that. Yeah, that was us."
 
2013-05-18 09:42:50 AM

MmmmBacon: The Moon Men are going to be PISSED!


Yes.  And we're flipping you off as hard as we can.

i218.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-18 10:17:55 AM
"It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we've ever seen before," said Bill Cooke, of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

You can always spot the guys who work nights.
 
2013-05-18 10:21:20 AM
Sorry'yall, trying to land an orange can worth of fuel on the Mun ain't easy at all.  Even Mechjeb 2.0 throws up its hands and goes "good luck!" during the final stage.
 
2013-05-18 10:22:00 AM
One MEELYON dollars. You have one hour.
 
2013-05-18 10:23:53 AM

BumpInTheNight: Sorry'yall, trying to land an orange can worth of fuel on the Mun ain't easy at all.  Even Mechjeb 2.0 throws up its hands and goes "good luck!" during the final stage.



Many Kerbal skeletons litter the Mun
 
2013-05-18 10:25:19 AM
Showed up for Chairface Chippendale and Mooninite references; leaving satisfied. Well done.
 
2013-05-18 10:27:38 AM
I can't believe NASA is still hoaxing people with their cover-ups. An explosion on the moon... right. There's no oxygen, not even enough to move the flag like it did on the first so-called "moon landing". Wake up, sheeple!

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!
 
2013-05-18 10:27:53 AM
What an explosion on the moon might look like.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-18 10:30:22 AM
Strax The Sontaran wanted for questioning
 
2013-05-18 10:33:26 AM

Ishkur: Why would they scramble? Why wouldn't they just come out and say "Hey, we did that. Yeah, that was us."


They have to get the power back on.
 
2013-05-18 10:35:23 AM
Is green cheese combustible or something?
 
2013-05-18 10:37:31 AM

kingnicer54: Strax The Sontaran wanted for questioning



"That is Commander Strax to you, human scum."

www.thelogbook.com

(was trying for a Strax declaring war on the moon gif, but it's too large.  :( )
 
2013-05-18 10:37:41 AM
THANKS OBAMA
 
2013-05-18 10:38:17 AM
By "visible from Earth" they mean "if you were staring at the moon at 03:52 UTC that night you might have seen a flash of light lasting about one second". Glance away at just the wrong instant and you missed it. Too bad.

Truth is that there is no record of ANY human seeing the flash. Automated NASA cameras recorded it for later analysis. In fact, I don't know of any unequivocal live sighting of an impact on the moon. Even the Giordano Bruno impact is open to argument.
 
2013-05-18 10:38:48 AM
"It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we've ever seen before," said Bill Cooke, of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

oh yeah right. He's with NASA and he's never looked at the sun before? Can't trust any of them to tell the truth.
 
2013-05-18 10:41:23 AM
Except for a single very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter, the four-million year old black monolith has remained completely inert. Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.
 
2013-05-18 10:41:43 AM
Article by Jason Moon, CNN.

[ISeeWhatYouDidThere.jpg]
 
2013-05-18 10:41:44 AM
Everybody picnic.
 
2013-05-18 10:43:07 AM

cheezitmojo: Showed up for Chairface Chippendale and Mooninite references; leaving satisfied. Well done.


Came for Kerbal reference; satisfied as well.
 
2013-05-18 10:43:43 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-18 10:45:38 AM
False flag.
 
2013-05-18 10:48:27 AM

Pin Fiften Clob: BumpInTheNight: Sorry'yall, trying to land an orange can worth of fuel on the Mun ain't easy at all.  Even Mechjeb 2.0 throws up its hands and goes "good luck!" during the final stage.


Many Kerbal skeletons litter the Mun


My mun is a graveyard of burnt green corpses forever preserved in the lack of atmosphere.  By the time I safely land a crew manually, there will be enough wreckage and biomass just sitting there to build a city and fertilize the green houses for years.
 
2013-05-18 10:49:01 AM

MBooda: Except for a single very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter, the four-million year old black monolith has remained completely inert. Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.


It's impenetrable. Zero points of articulation.
 
2013-05-18 10:49:44 AM

JonnyBGoode: What an explosion on the moon might look like.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 731x549]


That sound track popped in my head as soon as I read the headline.

/I'm glad I'm not alone in my madness.
// I wish I still had my old Eagle shuttle.
 
2013-05-18 10:55:19 AM
That was just a test run.

img248.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-18 10:57:43 AM
Take that,  Loonies!  The Federated Nations will not tolerate your so-called independence.
 
2013-05-18 10:58:11 AM

Nabb1: CHA


ftfy.
 
2013-05-18 10:59:20 AM
redgreenandblue.org
 
2013-05-18 11:05:55 AM
FTA: "None however can match the size of the explosion they say they saw March 17"

Took them a while to get around to telling us about this.  What are they hiding??
 
2013-05-18 11:19:01 AM
Earth's own deflector shield.
 
2013-05-18 11:20:03 AM
NASA says the meteoroid was about 40 kilograms and less than a meter wide, and it hit the moon's surface at 56,000 mph.

It's been more than 13 years since the Mars Climate Orbiter accident but some guys at NASA are still mixing SI and imperial units.

EPIC. FACE. PALM.


/straight from NASA press release: "The 40 kg meteoroid measuring 0.3 to 0.4 meters wide hit the Moon traveling 56,000 mph."
 
2013-05-18 11:25:09 AM

Smashed Hat: Maybe these guys can do a benefit concert.

http://youtu.be/I9MZNEXrElw

/ oblig? I think so


Don't you mean <I>these guys?</I>

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-05-18 11:30:29 AM
It was a government drone that escaped capture
 
2013-05-18 11:42:15 AM
s18.postimg.org
 
2013-05-18 11:44:23 AM
www.giantfreakinrobot.com

images4.wikia.nocookie.net

movies.trekcore.com
 
2013-05-18 11:45:56 AM
theinfosphere.org
 
2013-05-18 11:46:53 AM

semiotix: [www.giantfreakinrobot.com image 578x250]

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x375]

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x429]


Shields!  SHIELDS!
 
2013-05-18 11:51:30 AM
I can't get the Play button for the explosion vid to work. :/
 
2013-05-18 11:56:01 AM
"Sounds awful."
 
2013-05-18 11:57:01 AM

ElLoco: I can't get the Play button for the explosion vid to work. :/


press harder, really put your back into it.
 
2013-05-18 11:59:12 AM
Actually, lots of people saw an explosion on the moon on the night of March 17, but no one believed them, and they didn't remember it in the morning.
 
2013-05-18 12:01:03 PM
So the first cylinder is on its way.
 
2013-05-18 12:01:41 PM

Suede head: So the first cylinder is on its way.


Win.
 
HKW
2013-05-18 12:07:40 PM
Al Qaeda wants Sharia Law on the moon.
 
2013-05-18 12:11:10 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

A meteorite. A lunar meteorite.

\chicken... corn... green peppers... .... onions ....
 
2013-05-18 12:19:03 PM
Moon, that spells explosion, laws yes...
 
2013-05-18 12:19:57 PM

traylor: NASA says the meteoroid was about 40 kilograms and less than a meter wide, and it hit the moon's surface at 56,000 mph.

It's been more than 13 years since the Mars Climate Orbiter accident but some guys at NASA are still mixing SI and imperial units.

EPIC. FACE. PALM.


/straight from NASA press release: "The 40 kg meteoroid measuring 0.3 to 0.4 meters wide hit the Moon traveling 56,000 mph."


Well... maybe they meant meters per hour. It was a very slow meteor. Or maybe it was going in the same direction as the moon and had to catch up.

My real answer is "welcome to the USA" where we buy mineral water in liters but distilled water in gallons. Then we put a few gallons of gas in our 2.4 liter car.

Personally... I blame Star Trek where the enemy can be X kilometers away and Y miles wide. All in one sentence.
 
2013-05-18 12:20:32 PM
Calling Michael Bay; come in, Michael Bay....
 
HKW
2013-05-18 12:32:47 PM

zamboni: traylor: NASA says the meteoroid was about 40 kilograms and less than a meter wide, and it hit the moon's surface at 56,000 mph.

It's been more than 13 years since the Mars Climate Orbiter accident but some guys at NASA are still mixing SI and imperial units.

EPIC. FACE. PALM.


/straight from NASA press release: "The 40 kg meteoroid measuring 0.3 to 0.4 meters wide hit the Moon traveling 56,000 mph."

Well... maybe they meant meters per hour. It was a very slow meteor. Or maybe it was going in the same direction as the moon and had to catch up.

My real answer is "welcome to the USA" where we buy mineral water in liters but distilled water in gallons. Then we put a few gallons of gas in our 2.4 liter car.

Personally... I blame Star Trek where the enemy can be X kilometers away and Y miles wide. All in one sentence.


Or Blakes 7 where they use spacials and miles in the same episode..
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-05-18 12:33:28 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

"Flag on the moon.  How did it get there?"

obscure?
 
2013-05-18 12:46:04 PM

HKW: zamboni: traylor: NASA says the meteoroid was about 40 kilograms and less than a meter wide, and it hit the moon's surface at 56,000 mph.

It's been more than 13 years since the Mars Climate Orbiter accident but some guys at NASA are still mixing SI and imperial units.

EPIC. FACE. PALM.


/straight from NASA press release: "The 40 kg meteoroid measuring 0.3 to 0.4 meters wide hit the Moon traveling 56,000 mph."

Well... maybe they meant meters per hour. It was a very slow meteor. Or maybe it was going in the same direction as the moon and had to catch up.

My real answer is "welcome to the USA" where we buy mineral water in liters but distilled water in gallons. Then we put a few gallons of gas in our 2.4 liter car.

Personally... I blame Star Trek where the enemy can be X kilometers away and Y miles wide. All in one sentence.

Or Blakes 7 where they use spacials and miles in the same episode..


I... hm. I've never really given that much thought. As long as the units are defined, and both forms of measurement are understood, then everything all adds up correctly in the end. I can see the issue of having two systems of measure combined for those intimately familiar with one form and not the other, though.

I liken it to language around where I live. Someone can ask me a question in Spanish. I'll probably reply in English. No one really gives it any notice if both languages are understood.
 
2013-05-18 12:59:53 PM

TommyJReed: Pin Fiften Clob: BumpInTheNight: Sorry'yall, trying to land an orange can worth of fuel on the Mun ain't easy at all.  Even Mechjeb 2.0 throws up its hands and goes "good luck!" during the final stage.


Many Kerbal skeletons litter the Mun

My mun is a graveyard of burnt green corpses forever preserved in the lack of atmosphere.  By the time I safely land a crew manually, there will be enough wreckage and biomass just sitting there to build a city and fertilize the green houses for years.



I've made some successful Mun landings, including an almost successful rescue mission after the first lander tipped over. I didn't test re-entry to Kerbal with the rescue ship and learned the hard way that if you only put parachutes on the command module it tends to break off from the rest of the ship, leaving the helpless rescued Kerbals in a freefall to their death.
 
2013-05-18 01:04:09 PM
i28.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-18 01:18:05 PM

MmmmBacon: The Moon Men are going to be PISSED!


thumbs.anyclip.com
I'm more worried about the Amazon Women.

It's funny how they predicted Googling dates 20 years ahead of time.
 
2013-05-18 01:20:31 PM

gameshowhost: MBooda: Except for a single very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter, the four-million year old black monolith has remained completely inert. Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.

It's impenetrable. Zero points of articulation.


We should be fine as long as we attempt no landing on Europa.
 
2013-05-18 01:43:15 PM
Maybe the moon had Taco Bell.
 
2013-05-18 01:57:13 PM
The moon used to protect Earth from asteroids until the pyramids broke.
 
2013-05-18 01:58:21 PM
images.fineartamerica.com

40 kg and about the same force as 5 tons of TNT? I know what it was!
 
2013-05-18 02:01:39 PM
Moonhammer 40k(g)
 
2013-05-18 02:02:30 PM

JonnyBGoode: What an explosion on the moon might look like.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 731x549]


Come on, man!  That was like 14 years ago!
 
2013-05-18 02:11:55 PM
Maybe it was the Moon Nazi's Helium 3 tank blowing up.

/And if you got the reference without clicking on the link, then shame on you for your poor taste in movies.
 
2013-05-18 02:15:11 PM

traylor: NASA says the meteoroid was about 40 kilograms and less than a meter wide, and it hit the moon's surface at 56,000 mph.

It's been more than 13 years since the Mars Climate Orbiter accident but some guys at NASA are still mixing SI and imperial units.

EPIC. FACE. PALM.


/straight from NASA press release: "The 40 kg meteoroid measuring 0.3 to 0.4 meters wide hit the Moon traveling 56,000 mph."


You would THINK NASA would have learned a lesson from the Mars Climate Orbiter, but noooooo.
 
2013-05-18 02:16:24 PM
I'll ask my tinfoil hat friends and they will tell me it was the aliens, to which I will reply: "How do you know? You said we never went to the moon..."

Then sit back and enjoy some popcorn.
 
2013-05-18 02:21:02 PM

Badgers: [i28.tinypic.com image 640x494]


This is not a love song.
 
2013-05-18 02:53:06 PM
Great place.
No atmosphere.
 
2013-05-18 02:57:32 PM

HKW: zamboni: traylor: NASA says the meteoroid was about 40 kilograms and less than a meter wide, and it hit the moon's surface at 56,000 mph.

It's been more than 13 years since the Mars Climate Orbiter accident but some guys at NASA are still mixing SI and imperial units.

EPIC. FACE. PALM.


/straight from NASA press release: "The 40 kg meteoroid measuring 0.3 to 0.4 meters wide hit the Moon traveling 56,000 mph."

Well... maybe they meant meters per hour. It was a very slow meteor. Or maybe it was going in the same direction as the moon and had to catch up.

My real answer is "welcome to the USA" where we buy mineral water in liters but distilled water in gallons. Then we put a few gallons of gas in our 2.4 liter car.

Personally... I blame Star Trek where the enemy can be X kilometers away and Y miles wide. All in one sentence.

Or Blakes 7 where they use spacials and miles in the same episode..


Yeah but how many centons ago was that?
 
2013-05-18 03:03:43 PM
That's why you don't mess with God's America
 
2013-05-18 03:21:29 PM
Meh.
Wake me up when they find the ridge that goes all the way around the moon.
 
2013-05-18 03:29:04 PM

Riche: Maybe it was the Moon Nazi's Helium 3 tank blowing up.

/And if you got the reference without clicking on the link, then shame on you for your poor taste in movies.


Hey I thought it was funny but then again I love some bad movie at times.
 
2013-05-18 03:31:04 PM

jake_lex: That's why you don't mess with God's America


Cause god will blow up the moon?
/So confused.
 
2013-05-18 03:32:25 PM

FlashHarry: [www.cartoonscrapbook.com image 331x236]

Lords of Light!


Goddamn, I'm old.
 
2013-05-18 03:47:10 PM
Zod
 
2013-05-18 03:52:39 PM
orphanasylum.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-18 04:16:10 PM
Yeay our shield is working.
 
2013-05-18 04:16:26 PM
 
2013-05-18 06:20:28 PM
caffeine-fueled.com
 
2013-05-18 07:13:03 PM
All the atheist trolls on here that don't believe in God but do believe we've been to the moon. All the ttelescopes on Earth but no photos FROM Earth of a flag, a lunar rover or footprint. I guess you want to believe. The truth is out there and will be revealed after every Apollo astronaut has died.
 
2013-05-18 07:13:25 PM

d23: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 160x181]

"Flag on the moon.  How did it get there?"

obscure?


YOU shove off!
 
2013-05-18 07:27:09 PM

LograyX: [caffeine-fueled.com image 304x265]


Many mainstream scientists reject the idea that you could detect the heat signature of a Sasquatch on the Moon
 
2013-05-18 08:13:19 PM
Thats no moon.
 
2013-05-18 09:16:51 PM

Oldiron_79: Thats no moon.


my god, I can't believe it took so long
 
2013-05-19 01:48:46 AM

JonnyBGoode: What an explosion on the moon might look like.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 731x549]


It's all that nuclear waste we've been dumping up there. It was going to catch up with us eventually.

/Martin Landau and Barbara Bain FTW
 
2013-05-19 01:50:09 AM
FTFA: (CNN) -- A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don't be alarmed if you didn't see it; it only lasted about a second.

Oh sh*it! I missed it!
 
2013-05-19 01:57:06 AM
FTFA: None however can match the size of the explosion they say they saw March 17. NASA says the meteoroid was about 40 kilograms and less than a meter wide, and it hit the moon's surface at 56,000 mph. It glowed like a 4th magnitude star, NASA says, thanks to an explosion equivalent to 5 tons of TNT.

So... have we scrapped the idea of a moonbase yet? I remember that they were talking about a moonbase as an intermediate step towards our eventual goal of going to Mars. Of course, since we can't even afford to pay the bills we already have, I guess that whole question is probably moot... at least, for the U.S.
 
2013-05-19 02:25:26 AM

FlashHarry: [www.cartoonscrapbook.com image 331x236]

Lords of Light!


Demon dogs!
 
2013-05-19 04:29:18 AM

Fark Me To Tears: Of course, since we can't even afford to pay the bills we already have,


false
 
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