If you’re a science lover, get ready to get some exciting news from NASA on Monday about the discovery of a mysterious moon.
The findings from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will be published in a media teleconference on Monday at 12 noon EDT (9.30 pm), the US space agency said.
The new discovery comes as NASA prepares to send the first woman Rat and the next man to the lunar surface in 2024. NASA is trying to get humans back to the moon in preparation for the next massive leap to Mars in early 2030.
“This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the moon in support of deep space exploration,” the US space agency said in a statement.
It goes on to say that understanding the science of the moon helps to connect the vast history of the inner solar system.
As the world’s largest airborne observatory, Sofia is a modified Boeing SPSP7 SP aircraft that flies high in the atmosphere to provide its nearly nine-foot telescope with a clear view of objects in the universe and our solar system.
Flying over 99 percent of the atmosphere’s opaque water vapor, Sophia looks in infrared wavelengths and can detect phenomena impossible to see with visible light.
A joint venture between NASA and the German Aerospace Center, Sofia, made its maiden flight in 2007.
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