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Submission + - NASA Beams Mona Lisa to the Moon (nasa.gov) 1

EngnrFrmrlyKnownAsAC writes: Communicating with lasers is becoming (has become?) the hot new thing. While most researchers are seeking faster throughput, NASA set its sights in a different direction: the moon. Today they announced the first successful one-way laser communication "at planetary distances." What did they send? An image of the Mona Lisa, of course. Read more.
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NASA Beams Mona Lisa to the Moon

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