Why would NASA send the Mona Lisa to the moon?
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NASA has successfully sent the Mona Lisa to a spacecraft orbiting the moon almost 240,000 miles away, part of a planned trial run of a newly devised laser technology.
The new technology, which may become common practice soon, was able to send the famous painting to the spacecraft via a laser beam, making Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa the first digital image to be beamed to space. Measuring just 30 inches by 21 inches, the Mona Lisa, an oil on a poplar wood panel, is arguably the most famous work of art in existence.