NASA said it plans to host a big event to reveal the Moon’s “exciting discovery”.
The international space station did not disclose the discovery’s specifics, but said it “contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration”.
It additionally said that the findings had originated from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy or Sofia.
Sofia is an altered Boeing 747 that flies higher than a great part of the environment, permitting its inherent, 9-foot telescope consequently providing an accurate sight of our close planetary system and the more extensive universe.
The aircraft is capable of rising above 99% of the water vapor, which regularly darkens our perspective on space.
The telescope instruments at the focal point of the flying observatory accumulate infrared light implying that this can “pick up phenomenon impossible to see with visible light”.
While it invests a lot of its energy looking further into space, investigating inaccessible planetary frameworks and the birth and demise of faraway stars, it has uncovered significant data about different artifacts in our nearby planetary group.
In 2016, for example, for the first time, atomic oxygen was detected in Mars’ atmosphere.
Jacob Bleacher, a chief research scientist for the Directorate of Human Exploration and Operations Project at NASA’s Headquarters, will attend the briefing, further indicating that the finding is at least relevant to the ambitions of the space agency to fly to and live on the Moon.