Science: Rockets to the Moon

"Observers tied to the earth ... are doomed to the role of blind men, since the interfering atmosphere prevents them from seeing most celestial objects in their true nature." So says California Institute of Technology's famed astrophysicist, Dr. Fritz Zwicky, who last week announced that science would soon try to remove their blinders.

In an article in Ordnance magazine, Dr. Zwicky announced that he and his associates hope to hurl artificial meteors beyond the earth's atmosphere, to bombard the moon, Jupiter and other planets in an effort to find out what they are made...

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