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Ad Hominid
2002-Apr-07, 12:13 AM
That stalwart journal of science,The Weekly World News, has recycled a 1991 article detailing <a href=http://www.weeklyworldnews.com/news/index.cfm?instanceid=25599>a plan to blow up the moon</a>. Among other things, this has Russian "scientists" attributing the Earth's axial tilt to lunar gravity.

James
2002-Apr-07, 05:23 PM
They even said that the moon was responsible for their winters. What a bunch of bull<beep>.


Demolishing the moon will be a simple matter of placing about 600 multi-megaton nu-clear warheads on Soyuz-type rockets and launching them at the target.

Questions:
1) Anybody happen to know how many nukes we'd need to blow up the moon, assuming this story is true?
2) Any idea how big(size of the nuke) they'd have to be?
3) Any ideas of what would actually happen if the moon were to be blown up?

Chip
2002-Apr-07, 06:51 PM
Q: Anybody happen to know how many nukes we'd need to blow up the moon, assuming this story is true?

A: 30 Quadrillion! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Q: Any idea how big (size of the nuke) they'd have to be?

A: 100 Quadrillion Megatons /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Q: Any ideas of what would actually happen if the moon were to be blown up?

A: If the Moon "done got blowed up" that way -- some parts would go out into the outer solar system, some chunks would orbit the Earth -- some pieces would go into orbits closer to the Sun -- and some BIG chunks would crash into the Earth making large craters, and creating landscapes that would mimic the present lunar landscape. Earth's spin on it's axis might change, causing ice cap melting and floods. As a result, it would be harder finding a good plumber on the weekend. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif

James
2002-Apr-07, 06:58 PM
On 2002-04-07 14:51, Chip wrote:
Q: Any ideas of what would actually happen if the moon were to be blown up?

A: If the Moon "done got blowed up" that way -- some parts would go out into the outer solar system, some chunks would orbit the Earth -- some pieces would go into orbits closer to the Sun -- and some BIG chunks would crash into the Earth making large craters, and creating landscapes that would mimic the present lunar landscape. Earth's spin on it's axis might change, causing ice cap melting and floods. As a result, it would be harder finding a good plumber on the weekend. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif




So we'd have hell on Earth instead of heaven on Earth, like the article was claiming?