Oh, good. We're now deliberately dropping our space garbage on the moon.
Engineers commanded the twin spacecraft, Ebb and Flow, to fire their engines and burn their remaining fuel. Ebb plunged first, slamming into a mountain near the moon's north pole. Its twin, Flow, followed about a half minute later and aimed for the same target.
But at least they made sure not to land them on anything "important".
By design, the final resting place was far away from the Apollo landing sites and other historical spots on the moon.
We are assholes. And when the moon ants figure out a way to invade our planet in retaliation for using their home as a dump, we are going to be so fucked.
By min | December 18, 2012, 12:09 PM | Science