Moon preservation

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If a spaceshuttle collided with the moon what would happen?
What if a missile hit it?
If I am not mistaken the distance between our earth and the moon varies, so lets say the impact occurs when the moon's position is at its farthest normal distance from earth.
 
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russ_watters
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The distance doesn't vary by much and such an impact would make little difference. The moon is pretty big.
 
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what about a nuclear bomb
 
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russ_watters
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Let me rephrase my previous answer: the moon is really big. And as tough as we think we are, we don't really have the capability to inflict the kind of destructive influence people think we can.
 
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Does anybody have an idea what happens when a 50 megaton bomb explodes in a vacuum, besides the fact that it would be silent?
 

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