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A Productive Weekend: NASA Just Power-Washed And Refinished The Moon

Spring is a great time to get around to doing outdoor chores, whether in the backyard or, as one government agency just demonstrated, even in outer space. Yep, that’s right: NASA has power washed and refinished the moon!

Fantastic! The moon is looking so much better now!

In a series of social media posts today, NASA has been urging people to gaze up at the night sky to behold the dazzling results of a recent lunar mission in which the moon’s surface was buffed, cleaned, and beautifully re-stained. Officials at NASA noticed last week that the moon was looking “not so hot” and “pretty crusty,” prompting the agency to rent a power-washer from Home Depot, strap it to a rocket, and commence a weekend-long cleanup project. Astronauts blasted millennia of accumulated dust and debris off the moon with the power-washer and then sanded down many of the more unsightly craters before finally applying an attractive walnut stain to enhance its natural shine and provide protection against dirty cosmic particles and regular wear-and-tear. The result? A squeaky-clean moon, free of stubborn stains and blemishes, whose sheen is now brighter and more captivating than ever before. 

Beautiful! It just goes to show how a little bit of elbow grease can go a long way.

With summer just around the corner, we’re looking forward to many warm nights basking beneath the glossy glow of our newly polished celestial companion. Kudos to NASA for giving the ol’ gal a much-needed scrubbing—the hard work really paid off.