Hypothetically and theoretically what would happen if the United States blew up the moon? Nothing?
Also would it be bad or dangerous to test nuclear weapons on the surface of the moon?
>Hypothetically and theoretically what would happen if the United States blew up the moon?
Everyone would die.
>Also would it be bad or dangerous to test nuclear weapons on the surface of the moon?
It would be dangerous to get them there to test them. Rockets blow up a lot. But no, a nuclear explosion on the moon would not hurt anyone.
Maybe for the sea life, because there would less water and food transportation, and it may also regulate some winds, but for the most I don't think it will be catastrophic.
There were some studies which concluded that moon's tides (which billions of years ago were a lot stronger) probably helped the formation of the first living cells.
The moon is also important in the long run because it stabilizes the earth's rotation around its axis, without it the seasons would be more extreme.
I've often wondered why do we never fuck with space just to see what would happen, you know like the U.S. and china start dumping our garbage on the moon and see what happens or blasting our garbage into space to see what happens. Or what would happen if we released viruses all over the surface of mars.
The Kantekkians blew up their own planet in rage.
Now all the refugees are here on Earth
planning a repeat performance.
Observers expect flop.
The earth would start to wobble wildly on it's axis causing extreme temperatures and insanely unstable and strong weather patterns to occur. Probably fatal for the majority of species on earth.
Off the top of my head:
-Lack of waves, which impacts sea life and therefore our lives since all ecosystems are connected
-Lack of waves would probably prove to make sea travel easier, but there wouldn't be migration of biomaterials since erosion wouldn't really be a thing
-Assuming you pulverize the moon, we'd get a fine powder in space but that's unlikely. We'd get a bunch of moon chunks hurling at us and some of them might form a ring around the earth. Then we'd have to worry about random asteroid storms and our satellites would probably get ruined.
-Satellites in general would probably fuck up since I'm sure they have to take into account the moon's gravitational pull when sending them out.
-Earth's rotation and/or orbit would probably spaz the fuck out since the moon has a gravitational effect on the earth
-Very little light at night and no more romantic dates, so we're all more likely to die virgins
You can't do it. Not with the energies humans have at their disposal. You can do the calculation of what energies are required to carry the moon bit by bit into earth's potential, and it's not possible.
Viruses need living cells to replicate, so they wouldn't last too long there. As far as dumping on the moon, nothing we do to the moon effects earth unless we outright destroy it or rock it off its orbit.
>Wouldn't it only impact one portion of the Earth,
The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs only impacted a single point in what is now South America.
The moon debris would be rather larger, and more spread out.
If you just magically disappeared the Moon, not much would happen, aside from fucking over tidal zone life and nocturnal animals depending on moonlight.
>Satellites in general would probably fuck up since I'm sure they have to take into account the moon's gravitational pull when sending them out.
Yes, but mostly as an inconvenient disturbance which must be corrected for by bringing up extra fuel and firing it when the satellite drifts out of orbit.
You remove lunar gravity, Earth satellites simply don't have to fire their rockets as often.
>the moon wouldnt just reform back into a new moon
also the tides are not the only thing driving ocean currents, not by a long shot. The main source of convection is thermal, you know, the giant ball of plasma in the sky? Yeah. It mixes the oceans.
Doesn't the sun have more power over the oceans then the moon?
Also satan might have some influence on the tides, we people in the Mormon community are forbidden from swimming on mission trips because we believe Satan has dominion over water.
>-Very little light at night and no more romantic dates, so we're all more likely to die virgins
That's actually not a joke. Getting rid of the moon would fuck with the reproductive cycles of a lot of animals.
No. Do you have any idea what you're talking about?
10,000 hydrogen bombs wouldn't be enough to shatter or 'destroy' the moon, let alone 100. Get the fuck off of /sci/ until you learn to read a book
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100 hydrogen bombs wouldn't do much even if you dug wells in the moon to get some depth. If you did that, and depending on the depth, you might get some ejecta that would be able to escape the moon, but that's about it.
Bombs detonating on or above the surface would be completely useless. All they would do is spread around the dust at the surface and maybe blow some of that dust into space.
If they are all at the same time, each one that detonates will probably destroy a number of others that are just about to detonate.
So you would have to stagger them.
Think a bit about how explosives work. They set up blast waves in the air. As yourself what those blast waves would do in the moon's atmosphere.
You would get a strong heat wave blast, though. it might turn much of the top inch or two into a lunar version of Trinitite.