Nasa Moon announcement: What time 'exciting' news will be revealed today, and how to watch

Andrew Griffin
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 (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Nasa is about to announce a new discovery about the Moon, prompting excitement around the world.

The space agency is holding a teleconference during which it will reveal a breakthrough that “contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration”, it said in an announcement.

Nasa has said very little about the announcement: only that it will be an “an exciting new discovery about the Moon” that made use of its Sofia flying observatory.

But since then clues have emerged about what that new discovery could actually be.

When is the announcement today?

The announcement takes place at noon local eastern time.

That’s 4pm in the UK. (Because we are in the unusual part of the year where there is four rather than five hours separating the two timezones.)

How can I watch?

You’ll be able to watch the announcement live on Nasa’s YouTube channel. You can find that here, and the live stream will be hosted on the same channel.

According to Nasa’s announcement, that briefing will only be an audio feed. It will be conducted as a teleconference, with experts joining presumably from different locations.

You can also follow along with our live stream, which will be covering the announcement and the reaction in detail.

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