NASA has ‘exciting new’ moon announcement: how to listen and what it could be


A spectacular full moon rises in 2017 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA / Kim Shiflett

The buckle “An exciting new discovery about the moon.” NASA teased an upcoming teleconference to share new science results from its stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy (Sophia), an airplane equipped with telescopes.

“This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the moon in support of deep space exploration,” the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

It is expected from this news that Artemis program, Which aims to return humans to the Moon in 2024, while developing the Moon’s presence as a stepping stone to the more distant destination of Mars.

NASA is not dropping many details about the announcement, but you can tune in for the live audio broadcast of the media teleconference on Monday, October 26 at 9 am via the NASA Live website.

Sofia is a high-flying, customized 747 airplane. “Flying above 99% of the atmosphere’s fuzzy water vapor, Sophia appears in infrared wavelengths and can pick up the unlikely event with visible light,” NASA said.

NASA has been busy examining water ice around the lunar south pole, Which can be a valuable resource on site for astronauts to live and work around the moon. The space agency is also interested in lava tubes, giant caves that can provide shelter for human movement.

We have to wait for the announcement to get all the juicy details, but there are some topics about which this is not possible. Despite some amusing speculation on social media, do not expect any bombardment about alien life or cheese.


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