NASA to reveal new information about the Moon

Date:22 October 2020 Author: Leila Stein

NASA has said it will announce new information about the Moon but are keeping everyone in the dark about it until Monday, 26 October.

The organisation said they have a new discovery from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) which they will only be revealing next week.

SOFIA is the world’s largest airborne observatory, which is in a modified Boeing 747.  It flies above most of the atmosphere and observes infrared wavelengths to see phenomenon beyond visible light.

“This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration. Under NASA’s Artemis program, the agency will send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024 to prepare for our next giant leap – human exploration of Mars as early as the 2030s,” the organisation said in a statement.

“Understanding the science of the Moon also helps piece together the broader history of the inner solar system.”

The event will take place at 6pm South African time on Monday, 26 October.  Audio will be streamed live on its website.

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