NASA scientists beam the "Mona Lisa" to the moon

01/20/2013 | ABC News

NASA engineers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland recently sent a black-and-white image of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting from Earth to a spacecraft orbiting the moon. The feat, using the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter, is the first time scientists have been able to conduct laser communication with spacecraft in deep space. "In the future, we will use lasers instead of microwaves to communicate in deep space -- to do it better, faster, and with smaller equipment," said Xiaoli Sun, a LOLA scientist.

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