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This time, the observatory has turned its sights much closer to home. The "new discovery contributes to NASA's efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration", the agency states.
Participants of the media briefing include Naseem Rangwala from NASA's Ames Research Center who is a project scientist for the SOFIA mission, and Jacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA.
We'll find out more about the discovery on Monday, but NASA makes it clear it will have some bearing on the Artemis program - the ambitious plan to send humans back to the lunar surface in 2024 as a waypoint to start exploration of Mars in the 2030s.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: gortex
Probably has something to do with water being found in substantial quantities much closer to the surface than previously known.