On October 26, he will talk about the discoveries made by NASA SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) about the moon. An audio version of the conference will be posted on the Agency’s website.
The new discovery will help to better study the NASA prince and carry out missions on the natural satellite. As part of the Artemis program, the agency will launch humans on the prince by 2024, and it will be a sort of preparatory process for humans to set foot on Mars by 2030. Studying the moon also helps us to learn more about the solar system.
The participants of the October 26 conference are:
- Paul Harz, head of astrophysics at NASA’s Washington headquarters;
- Jacob Blecher, Chief Scientist at NASA Mission Preparation Division;
- Goddard Space Flight Center Member – Casey Honibol;
- SOFIA Project Scientist – Nassim Rangveli.
SOFIA is the largest air observatory in the world, it observes objects in the solar system and other parts of the universe with its huge telescope. Due to its location, SOFIA can observe infrared waves and, consequently, see objects that are impossible to detect in visible light.