Paint the Moon Scott talks with James Downey of Columbia, Missouri. On two evenings this coming fall, Mr. Downey hopes to coordinate a massive effort to point thousands of hand held laser pointers at the Moon. If the plan works, Mr. Downey hopes a red dot will appear on the Moon and be visible from Earth. Scientists are skeptical. Mr. Downey is promoting the project on the Web at www.paintthemoon.org.

Paint the Moon

Paint the Moon

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Scott talks with James Downey of Columbia, Missouri. On two evenings this coming fall, Mr. Downey hopes to coordinate a massive effort to point thousands of hand held laser pointers at the Moon. If the plan works, Mr. Downey hopes a red dot will appear on the Moon and be visible from Earth. Scientists are skeptical. Mr. Downey is promoting the project on the Web at www.paintthemoon.org.