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Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 2:10 am | Updated: 1:33 pm, Wed Dec 26, 2012.

Letter to the editor

Feb. 6, 2010

To the editor:

The moon was bombed on Oct. 9, 2010, in hopes of creating a six-mile high plume of debris to be viewed with telescopes in hopes of finding moisture. The article went on to say that the plume created was far less than the six miles that was hoped for.

This made me cringe when reading. It is as if the U.S. government is spending millions of dollars displaying arrogance and power. There are many Native American folklores that involve the significance of the moon and its role in the Earth’s weather. It is also believed the moon plays a large role in the cycle of life on earth. Over the years, I have heard it from elders on the upper Yukon, Koyukuk and Kobuk rivers. They all claimed that mankind should not have walked on the moon, let alone blow it up for experimental or whatever reasons.

I honestly believe the moon was bombed for the same reasons young folks get carried away and go with the urge to misuse fireworks or build pipe bombs.

Science says the moon has a gravitational pull and creates a daily low and high tide on Earth. Ocean currents play a major role in our weather. Not to forget that the moon orbits Earth while Earth rotates on it’s axis and orbits the sun. Should we not be worried about the possible consequences of dropping bombs on this massive balance? The fact that the researchers were not satisfied with the plume created from the last bomb leads me to believe they might be putting together a larger bomb for another moon experiment.

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