Yes it’s that day of the week #freakyfriday were we can share this weeks wacky news and having read an article Introducing the first piece of Renaissance Art on the moon I had to share it with you!
Yes that’s right Leonardo Da Vinci’s epic portrait has been transmitted via laser beam from Earth to a spacecraft in lunar orbit, nearly 240,000 miles away, thanks to a technology that may soon become routine.
The experiment took advantage of the laser-tracking system that’s in operation aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the moon for the past three and a half years. NASA sends regular laser pulses from the Next Generation Satellite Ranging station at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland to the space probe’s Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter, or LOLA, to measure its precise position in lunar orbit. Click here for the science bit!
Personally I am looking forward to looking up at the stars and being able to see all my favorite works of Art. If NASA is listening my favorite is Stary Night by the epic Vincent Van Gogh
We’ve all read those famous words before and dreamed of Lightsaber fights on Tattooine or flying an A-Wing in a light speed space battle, but surely this couldn’t be a reality?
There has been an official petition calling for the U.S Government to build a Death-Star, the fictional planet-destroying space station from Star Wars (no, you didn’t read that wrong). However, President Obama has dashed the hopes and dreams of everyone across the Galaxy by rejecting the petition. “Happy will not the dark side be”.
Apparently the Obama administration doesn’t support blowing up planets (shame). Almost 35000 people signed the petition for the Death Star to go under construction, however their hopes of ruling the Galaxy will have to be put on hold.
With the global economy in a continuous meltdown surely this could have been seen as a way of creating hundreds of jobs, whilst also increasing the level of national security from “space invaders” (no, not the computer game kind……or maybe it is?)
Lord Vader was unavailable for comment on the issue, however it is said to be known that he is deeply unhappy with the result, as his previous endeavors in Death Star domination failed.
As the Christmas holidays approach there is one person to be on the lookout for. No it’s not Santa, it’s the Grinch! It seems the Grinch is stealing more than Christmas these days! Make sure your information is protected from his furry mitts!