The U.S. Space Agency is set to announce an exciting new discovery about the moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at 4 p.m. The modified Boeing 747 SP carries a 2.7-meter reflecting telescope at altitudes of 38,000 to 45,000 feet, allowing astronomers to study the solar system and beyond in a way that is impossible with Earth-based telescopes. The space agency said in a statement that the new discovery could lead to NASA’s efforts to learn about the moon to support deeper space exploration.
“Under NASA’s Artemis program, the agency will send the first woman and the next man to the lunar surface in 2024 to prepare for our next giant leap – a human exploration of Mars in the 2030s.”
Ahead of the announcement, footage of a strange discovery made in a crater on the lunar surface was discovered during the Science Channel ‘NASA’s Unexplained Files’.
Narrator Eric Dellams explained: “NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter takes a picture that sheds new light on the moon’s mysteries.
“An ancient volcanic eruption known as the Sea of the Islands scans the crater, and beneath it appears a 130-foot-wide crater.”
Apollo lunar scientist Peter Schultz explained why scientists were upset when he first investigated Snap.
He said: “I have studied many craters on the moon and it is different.
“It simply came to our notice then [crater]. There seems to be an object inside. ”
Astronomer Matt Jenz added: “Something on the moon seems to be broken. This is really weird. ”
“We do not have the” normal circular shape of the rim that we normally see when we try to examine impact craters on the moon, “so meteorologist Julia Ann Cartwright ruled out the possibility that this could be due to space rock.
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“The plan was to measure the shock wave from the impact to learn more about the moon’s internal structure.”
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Welden has revealed why NASA wants to conduct such an experiment.
He said: “We had seismographs on the lunar surface that would take the influence of S-IVB.
“This is very valuable for those trying to develop from seismograph signals, indicating the inner mass of the moon and what it looked like.”
Mr Dellams explained that although the space agency had come to the conclusion of how the mission came from, they continued to study high-resolution images to confirm their suspicions.
In 2017, he added: “The 15-tonne, 58-foot-long booster hit the lunar surface at a speed of 500 miles per hour.
“But just before the impact, NASA lost contact.
“The length of the object in the picture corresponds to the Apollo booster, and scientists believe that the large cylinder is one of the few objects capable of withstanding such a violent impact.
“After half a century of searching, the mystery of the missing Apollo booster seems to have finally been solved.”