Washington : It’s almost time for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to announce an exciting new discovery of the moon at the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) on Monday (October 26, 2020).
Space opticians and science geeks awaiting this Media Teleconference should watch NASA’s official website at 12PM EDT (09:30 PM IST).
“This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the moon to support space exploration,” read an official statement from the US Space Agency.
The briefing participants are:
1. Paul Hertz, Director of Astrophysics, NASA headquarters in Washington.
2. Jacob Bleacher, Chief Exploration Scientist of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Department at NASA headquarters.
3. Casey Honniball, Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
4. Naseem Rangwala, SOFIA Mission Project Scientist, NASA’s Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, California.
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NASA will unveil new discoveries about the lunar surface at the floating SOFIA Telescope Observatory, the world’s largest aerial observatory, a modified observatory that flies high in the atmosphere to provide a clear view with a telescope close to 9 feet. It is 747. Of the universe and objects of the solar system. It flies over 99% of the air’s obscured water vapor, observes in infrared wavelengths, and can detect phenomena that cannot be seen with visible light.
Under NASA’s Artemis program, the agency will send the first women and the next men to the lunar surface in 2024 to prepare for the next giant leap of human exploration on Mars in the early 2030s.
NASA said, “Understanding the science of the moon also helps to unify the extensive history of the inner solar system.”