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NASA Uses a Laser to Sends the Mona Lisa to the Moon Because SCIENCE!

No, Dean from The Iron Giant. Not because, ART, because SCIENCE. NASA recently tested out a system of transmitting data by laser beam to their satellite currently orbiting the Moon, an experiment that gathered vital information on the interference of Earth’s atmosphere and its effect on the fidelity of such communications. But they couldn’t just send any old thing to the moon, no. They sent the Mona Lisa. Explanatory video below:

And in conclusion, lasers, art, science, the Moon, and the Mona Lisa.

(via io9.)

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  • Melissia

    Thus making the Mona Lisa the first woman to take a step on the moon.

    You go girl!