A group of scientists wants to place the radio telescope on the other side of the moon. why?
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A group of scientists has a plan to help radio astronomers delve deeper into the past in the universe. The radio telescope, which will be positioned on the far side of the moon, will help the whole thing. The concept is known as the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope. The program collected 500 thousand. And it entered the second phase of NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program. This means that it may become a reality in the future.
The LCTR looks complicated, and it really is. Placing a radio telescope on the other side of the moon requires specially designed robots. However, this would allow scientists to track the processes that led to the formation of the first stars, and perhaps learn more about dark matter itself.
The Lunar Telescope is currently in its infancy – many years will pass before it becomes a reality. All this is mainly due to the current technological limitations. However, placing the equipment on the moon is valuable in terms of scientific data. With a telescope on the other side of the moon, scientists wouldn’t have to worry about blocking radio waves from Earth’s ionosphere.
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