It’s that time again, everyone, to get your nerd on! Today at 5pm two probes that have been charting the Moon’s gravitational field will conclude their mission by crashing into the side of a mountain… on the moon–where else!? NASA will be streaming the event live starting at 5pm (EST) this evening and will be providing commentary throughout the live stream. The twin crafts, aptly named as a unit called, “Ebb and Flow” based on how they orbit the moon in relation to one another, have been working towards this moment of descent since their initial launch on September 10, 2011. And now you will have the opportunity to witness what scientists do so well–blowing things up and crashing things into other. Should be a good time.
You can stream the event live → here ← starting at 5pm EST.
Written by Matia A. Guardasbacio.↓
Matia Guardabascio is a proud citizen of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in both English and French Literature. As the daughter of a musician and a school teacher, Matia grew up in a musical household with parents who made a concerted effort to instill in her the value and importance of the arts. She is a music enthusiast, an avid reader, a writer of prose and poetry, a traveler, and an enthusiastic imbiber of red wine. The piano is her favorite instrument, followed by the drums, and she loves Impressionist artwork, especially because she doesn’t need to wear her glasses to see what’s going on. That’s right, the glasses are not for show. She wears tri-focals because she reads too much, or as her good friends might say, she actually 80-years-old.