Viewers didn't see the plume of dust that was supposed to arise after a rocket smacked into a crater. But scientists are hopeful they'll get enough data to determine if water is present on the moon. As entertainment, NASA's moon punch mission was more "Heaven's Gate" than "Raiders of the Lost Ark." As science, however, it might still qualify for blockbuster status.

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Topics:  astronomy   crater   moon   moon crash   nasa   plume of dust   rocket   water   


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