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Admittedly, I should be shunned and ridiculed for turning on Wolf Blitzer’s faux-news program on CNN today, but one segment about NASA’s new mission features this embarrassing, mocking and condescending piece:
What the reporter (taking liberty with that word) fails to mention is that NASA already has found water on the moon. I previously wrote about this here. The mission to blow a crater into the moon is an attempt to discover more water molecules than what can be obtained from the surface. Scientists suspect there may be more lurking underneath the surface. As I noted earlier, ice has already been found on Mars.
The presence of water, not just ice, but water molecules, in other areas of our solar system, (this is not to say what might be present in other areas of the cosmos) is a groundbreaking discovery, and with it, I feel hinges many, so far unanswered questions about our own existence, about life elsewhere, quite possibly, about religion (since so many religious texts seem to put forward the assumption that Earth is the central planet on which all else revolves). As we know, water is the central ingredient on which life can build in its most simplest form. So, the implications with this issue are, as I said before, monumental.
Silly notions about how the mission might affect ocean tides or women’s “cycles,” as the video crudely jests, can go the way of the do-do as far as I’m concerned. This is big stuff we’re dealing with and for “The Most Trusted Name in News” to air nonsense such as this says a great deal, more about the entertainment industry than about journalism. The “reporter” ends the unfortunate piece with the idiotically confident and bombastic, “CNN, New York!” which was a disingenuous way to end an already inaccurate report. As I said: embarrassing.
To add: there will be no bottled water direct from the Moon, unless, of course, those are awfully small, molecular-sized containers.