We almost blew up the moon in the 1950's........

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    Seems that there was a top secret project going on during the Cold War that the U.S. wanted to use to intimidate Russia.

    They wanted to blow up the moon............................

    US ‘planned to blow up Moon’ with nuke during Cold War era to show Soviets might - Sci/Tech - DNA

    Good thing they didn't, or Neil Armstrong might never have become famous.
     
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    That would have really pissed off those living inside the moon.
     
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    Niel Young could not have composed Harvest Moon.
     
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    And fishing would suck!

    No more tides :dunno:
     
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    Quick question..................if the U.S. actually DID blow up the moon (and this question is for you science geeks especially) do you think that the Earth would end up with a ring around it like Saturn?

    And....................if so...................would it protect the Earth from meteors as well as the moon does now, or would it be worse, or better?
     
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    no, but we would lose our seasons
     
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    Not to mention we'd probably all be dead as the Moon is more than just a big orb in the sky. It actually affects things here on Earth.
     
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    You're an expert on Uranus, cocksucker. Nothing more.
     
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    One atom bomb wouldn't have the energy to blow the moon apart. But the explosion would have been strong enough to throw rocks and dust out of the moon's gravity, and there would be an interesting tail following it in orbit.

    It would be really cool looking up and seeing an orbiting comet.
     
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