NASA Rocket to Crash Moon, Searching for Ice

By Friday morning, we can expect that any aliens on the moon will be really ticked off at us. But if we're really lucky, the drinks they pour to toast our demise will be, er, on the rocks. Friday is the day NASA's LCROSS mission (short for Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite) sends a spent booster rocket crashing into a crater near the lunar south pole, looking to see if there is ice mixed in the soil of the crater's floor. Scientists think there may be billions of gallons of it,...Full Story
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