NASA details its science experiments for the moon 2020


NASA has chosen the first two scientific investigations for its mission

to the moon: observing space weather and monitoring the sun's

radiation. The instruments will sit aboard NASA's Gateway outpost

orbiting the moon for NASA's Artemis moon operations, it announced


The sun radiation instrument was built by the European Space Agency

and aims to keep astronauts safe, while the space weather instrument

was built by NASA. It'll "observe solar particles and solar windto help

predict possible sudden outbursts by the sun.

Our Sun and the environment around it is very dynamic," said

Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science. "This

instrument suite will help us observe the particles and energy that our

star emits — and mitigate the risks to astronauts at the Moon and

eventually Mars."