Washington, Oct 8: Just weeks after confirming discovery of water molecules on the lunar surface, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to bomb the Moon in search for hidden water.
NASA is preparing to launch Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite or LCROSS to bomb the Moon's south pole on Friday, Oct 9.
This mission will send a Centaur rocket at twice the speed of a bullet to make a hole in the moon's surface.
According to reports, the missile will hit that part of the moon where scientists believe billions of tons of trapped ice may be held.
The blast which would eject a massive plume of debris from the lunar surface can be seen from earth through telescopes 10-to-12 inches and larger.
The blast mission will be aired live by NASA-TV.
This news has attracted mixed reactions from across the world. While some believe that this could help the scientists make a major break through in the study of the satellite, many bloggers have expressed concern over 'messing with forces'.