In the recent hubbub centring on Despicable Me 2 (bear with me), I recall the first film when the protagonist stole the moon by using a shrink ray to shrink it to fit in his palm. My question is, what would happen in real life if such an absurdity was committed? For one, shrinking the moon would not make it easier for him to carry around. I calculated that the moon's final density would exceed a neutron star's density by roughly five orders of magnitude. From what equations I could find on the internet, surface gravitational tides would reach 6*10^6 m/s^2/m; the protagonist's spacecraft would be torn to pieces in an instant. I could be wrong about the calculations, of course; mathematics was never my forte. I assumed that the final radius would be 6 cm.