NASA Moon Probe Laser-Blasts Europe!

Photo Credit: esa.int

Photo Credit: esa.int

NASA’s LADEE probe entered lunar orbit last month ready to study the moon’s enigmatic exosphere — a region that holds some dusty secrets. But LADEE (which stands for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) isn’t your average satellite; it’s sporting a powerful laser and Europe is in its cross hairs!

Of course, this laser isn’t being used for nefarious (pew pew) purposes. It’s a brand new means of transmitting data through space, potentially revolutionizing how interplanetary communications will be carried out in the future.

Learn More: http://news.discovery.com/space/pew-pew-nasas-moon-probe-laser-blasts-europe-131104.htm

 

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