Big information, everybody: NASA says it’ll reveal “an exciting new discovery about the Moon” on Monday. Any guesses as to what it is going to be?
The house company’s sneak-peek announcement is scant on clues, nevertheless it does reference the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Unless NASA is main us on a wild goose chase, it appears extremely possible that SOFIA—a modified Boeing 747SP jumbo jet geared up with a 9-foot-long telescope—contributed to the discovering. As NASA identified in its advisory, “SOFIA observes in infrared wavelengths and can detect phenomena impossible to see with visible light.”
Another doable clue: The media advisory mentions the Artemis program. NASA is presently planning to ship a man and a lady to the Moon in 2024, particularly to the south polar area. The new discovery apparently “contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration.”
Hmm, what might it presumably be…?
We’ll discover out on Monday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT). In the imply time, let’s have some enjoyable guessing.