OMG NASA, SRSLY? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (aka, NASA) has fittingly named their latest mission OMG, or Oceans Melting Greenland. It’s a funny name for a very serious project mapping the seafloor around the 27,000 miles of Greenland’s coastline. The researchers hope to document ice loss and predict future sea level rise with the data from a repurposed fishing boat and airplane flyovers. OMG, indeed.
Here are our suggestions for NASA’s next social-media savvy missions. No, they don’t all make sense. But sometimes, we can all have a little fun with science.
- SRSLY: Survey of Remote Space: Light Years
- FWIW: Fall and Winter Ice Wrinkling
- WTF: Wetland Tracking for the Future
- LOL: Lunar Orbiting Laser
- TTYL: Titan Tectonic Yield Lander
- Mars ROFL: Rover and Orbiting Fusion Laboratory
- NSFW: Nebula Strategic Field Worker
- BRB: Biomass Radiation Box
- IMHO: Interstellar Mesoscale Heliosphere Observatory
- TMI: Terrestrial Meteorological Instrument
- AFAIK: Atmospheric Formation And Imaging in Kuiper belt
- IDK: Isotope Detection K-band
- IRL: Impact Research Laboratory