Newt's Moon Colony

moon.jpgNewt Gingrich's pledge to establish a permanent base on the moon didn't help him win over Floridians in the primary this week, and his idea was lampooned by the press and his opponents.

But is setting up a moon colony really all that looney?

Brent spoke to astronomer Phil Plait to find out. Phil writes the Bad Astronomy blog for Discover magazine.

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