You would think that the great minds at NASA could conceive a better way to discover the moisture content of the moon. Also, I find it a little disturbing that they plan to strike a natural satellite which has been proven to affect the rhythms of our planet. Why not launch an unmanned "rover" that can collect and analyze, or simply send the samples back to earth? Keep in mind, I'm a writer not a scientist. I just find this methodology a bit curious. Read this article at NPR.org and see what you think.
NASA Announces Plan to Hit Moon in 2008
by David Kestenbaum
All Things Considered, April 10, 2006 · A new NASA mission to the moon will pelt the lunar surface in order to study plumes of dust -- and search for ice crystals. The unmanned mission, slated for October 2008, will launch a lunar orbiter from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., using the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle.