SOFIAtelescope (@SOFIAtelescope )

SOFIAtelescope

Bio SOFIA is the worlds largest flying observatory. It is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7-meter telescope and a joint project of @NASA and @DLR_De.
Location California
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Account created 20-10-2008 22:57:21
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Twitter Web App : Our airborne observatory @SOFIATelescope offers a new way of looking at the Moon. ✈️ Mounted on a modified Boeing 747SP, SOFIAs infrared instruments picked up a chemical fingerprint unique to water, with surprising concentrations in the Clavius Crater.

go.nasa.gov/3owOOLY

Twitter Web App : 🌖Got Moon questions?

Ask experts who are using 🤖 rovers, 🛰️ orbiters, ✈️🔭telescopes, and other technology to study the Moon during a Reddit AMA tomorrow at 10am PT: reddit.com/r/space/commen… twitter.com/NASA/status/13…

Sprinklr : 💧 🌖 We confirmed theres water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. But this also raises new questions.

Ask experts who are using 🤖 rovers, 🛰️ orbiters, ✈️ 🔭 telescopes, and other technology to study the Moon during a
Reddit AMA tomorrow at 10am PT: reddit.com/r/space/commen…

Twitter Web App : We just announced that - for the first time - we’ve confirmed H2O💧 in sunlit☀️ areas of the Moon. This indicates that water might be distributed across the lunar surface.
go.nasa.gov/2Hxcy1k

Twitter Web App : Discovery! SOFIAtelescope ✈️ operated by NASA & DLR_de finds first direct and unambiguous evidence of water molecules 💧 on the Moon outside the permanent shadow at the lunar poles. 🌔Learn more➡️ dlr.de/content/en/art…

Twitter Web App : Nuestro observatorio @SOFIATelescope ha detectado por primera vez agua en el lado de la Luna iluminado por el Sol. Esto indica que el agua podría estar distribuida por toda la superficie lunar, no solo en lugares fríos y en la sombra.
Aprende más 👉 go.nasa.gov/3e0zkut

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Twitter Web App : Understanding the Moon🌘 helps us piece together the history of water in the inner solar system and on other airless bodies like asteroids — and also supports future human 👩‍🚀👨‍🚀space exploration.

go.nasa.gov/2G1dgnb

Twitter Web App : Follow-up flights✈️🔭will look for water in additional sunlit locations and during different lunar phases🌒🌗🌖 to learn how the water is produced, stored and moved across the Moon. pic.twitter.com/qr9ha1M6bu

Twitter Web App : Scientists think the water could be stored inside glass bead-like structures within the soil that can be smaller than the tip of a pencil.

Twitter Web App : Or the water could be formed by the interaction of energetic particles ejected from the☀️Sun. pic.twitter.com/NcRceOzX8Y

Twitter Web App : The water may be delivered by tiny meteorites that deposit it on impact. ☄️ pic.twitter.com/t0Yr0tN706

Twitter Web App : 💦The amount detected is equivalent to about a 12 oz bottle trapped in a cubic meter of soil.

But discovering even small amounts raises questions about how water is created and survives on the harsh, airless lunar surface.

Twitter Web App : Water molecules were detected in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth, in the Moon’s southern hemisphere. pic.twitter.com/O6D5IDAoyv

Sprinklr : We confirmed water molecules 💦 on the Moon’s 🌖 sunlit surface for the first time! This suggests water may be distributed across the Moon’s surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed 🌑 places.

Learn more about the discovery: go.nasa.gov/2G1dgnb

Twitter Web App : 💦🌚 Water molecules were found in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth on the Moon! This discovery from our SOFIAtelescope indicates that water may be distributed across the surface, & not limited to cold, shadowed places. More: go.nasa.gov/3kxS07l

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Sprinklr : 🌖 We detected water on the sunlit lunar surface!

Understanding the Moon’s water helps piece together the history of water in the inner solar system and also supports future human space exploration.

Details: go.nasa.gov/3mtoeRJ

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Twitter Web App : We knew water existed in some lunar craters that never see sunlight. But now for the 1st time, SOFIAtelescope shows that it can survive on the sunlit surface of the Moon too. Learning about this precious resource is key for NASA Moon science and our #Artemis exploration plans. twitter.com/NASAMoon/statu…