Image: Mortar launcher placed by Apollo 16 astronauts in 1972 (NASA)
No, not a Hollywood movie. Humans actually did bomb the Moon. Twice, actually.
Astronauts aboard the Apollo 16 and 17 actually set off explosive devices on the lunar surface, as part of seismic experiments to determine the structure of the lunar regolith.
Erik Klemetti of Rocky Planet has the story:
… to get details about lunar subsurface structure, geologists needed more than just natural Moonquakes. That’s where the “active” seismic comes in. For the Apollo missions,…
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