Science: Interplanetary Travel

An atom bomb rocketed to the moon ought to blast a magnificent crater there. Some of the fragments would almost certainly escape from the moon's weak gravitation and shower down on earth, as rather sluggish meteors. Scientists, analyzing them, could then prove beyond all doubt that they were not green cheese.

The proposal that the moon be bombed was made in dead earnest last week by Meteor-Expert H. H. Nininger.

The stunt might work. Even pre-atom explosives can toss fragments fast enough (1½ miles a second) to free them from the moon's puny pull. Some...

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