NASA to Announce “Exciting New Discovery” About the Moon Made by Airborne Observatory

SOFIA Takeoff

[October 26, 2020] Update: The announcement is that NASA has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. Learn all the details, why this matters, and watch the accompanying video here.

NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, October 26. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website.

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

Galileo North Polar Moon Mosaic

This color picture is a mosaic assembled from 18 images taken by Galileo’s imaging system through a green filter. The left part of this picture shows the dark, lava-filled Mare Imbrium (upper left); Mare Serenitatis (middle left), Mare Tranquillitatis (lower left), and Mare Crisium, the dark circular feature toward the bottom of the mosaic. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

Briefing participants are:

  • Paul Hertz, Astrophysics division director at NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Jacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters
  • Casey Honniball, postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Naseem Rangwala, project scientist for the SOFIA mission, NASA’s Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, California

As the world’s largest airborne observatory, SOFIA is a modified 747 that flies high in the atmosphere to provide its nearly 9-foot telescope with a clear view of the universe and objects in our solar system. Flying above 99% of the atmosphere’s obscuring water vapor, SOFIA observes in infrared wavelengths and can detect phenomena impossible to see with visible light.

15 Comments on "NASA to Announce “Exciting New Discovery” About the Moon Made by Airborne Observatory"

  1. Let me guess … there is far more ice on it than we believed possible.

  2. Cheese beneath lunar regolith in 3 … 2 … 1

  3. See’s in infrared… Volcanism.

  4. Walter Joseph Kovacs | October 26, 2020 at 1:57 am | Reply

    They found another Watchmen “happy face crater” on the dark side.

  5. The cow didn’t quite make it. Cratered remains spotted. Next up, what you need to know about fish and spoons.

  6. That;s DISH and spoon. There was never any indication of multiple spoons. The dish was not a polygafist! Just doing what young couples do, they ran away. End of Story. Sheesh…

  7. Hunter Biden made it with two I close relatives on the moon.. NASA has the pictures

  8. Do m3 a favor and let me know if you guys can find the 3 or 4 black holes that hold our sun in place it does not make since that its holding us in orbit every action has an equal and opposite reaction so its pulling in gravity and burning fuel pushing out heat and warmth and sunlight and its not shooting around at all like a balloon and we dont get noticeably closer every year the amount should be noticeable but instead we hold a reguler course the deviation is just not there. Im also to believe the center of the earth is hollow as well if it were a moltem core plus the center of gravitational pull the planet would dry and crumble from the inside out also egypt and 4 other civilizations where not our first civilizations its the first mention of gold and theres no learning curve th3res just perfection i meen laser cut perfection nvm the stone cuts which are obviously laser cut along with several other tunnels. the pyramid is spread over every continent and the time frames of building th3m are not reachable without these tools.the oldest kings have elongated heads the hieroglypjs of helicopters planes theres even quantumn physics double slit hieroglyph representation, only they imply both a male and female observor change the outcome properly. mathmatics and the birth of religion all corrolate with what you would do to avoid being killed after crash landing and being exposed to aand im entirely convinced th3re not even ours we just helpdd build them thats why we have hieroglyphs which is the equivalent of childrens pop up picture books no translation interpretation through imagery and then cuneiform a real written form of communication that probably there language we were to primitive to communicate. And then suddenly they all fall and are barron one day only because the aliens who kept it togeather where finally rescued or died of microbes from never adapting but eithrr way that explains why we are quarentined and so ahead in technology but sp retarded at using it. advances in tech are missing th4 stepping stones and our bitch ass government finally admitted theirs aliens ans tom whatever from blink 182 goes and sides with the gov military the guys that lied and hid evidence and killed people to keep it a secret lives ruined entire families and you team up with them…..got me fucked up there part of the reason we are quarentined wtf wNts to be the loozer at lunch in heaven that annihilated ther3 own species with nukes you wonder why ghey keep turning them off and einstein thank god only gave you a fractkon of the equation you still need time and space

  9. Oh yea ps five mass extinctions i shouldnt have to tell you its a natural occuring phenonminon and we are running out of time its litterly never been on our side. My guess is its our sun or its hal3ys commet she comes at the only angle to properly hit earth on a sli gshot around the sun she would hit hard enough tl get throuvh the atmpsphere plus not be glanced off by rotation and she isoDed with earth elements implying relation or impact previously

  10. Trump is building a golf course with the longest fairways ever. Helmets will be required.

  11. Everything out of nasa is a crock of 💩

  12. Odessa janet ha | October 27, 2020 at 6:42 am | Reply

    Read my window jesus to a wanna be noble wanna be [email protected] think what uy you want i own it saw to it that it wont activate on i blades bullet my eyes alteady proved it i protect you allll mothersun in aviational humanform.

  13. First they say we lost the technology to go back to the moon, now were goung back? Then on to Mars? I smell anothee government deception or two coming. Hold onto your wallets.

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