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NASA funds giant radio telescope project on the reverse side of the moon

NASA will fund a study to create a giant radio telescope on the reverse side of the moon.
The space agency's Innovative Concepts program has enabled the launch of phase one of the “Lunar Crater Radio Telescope” — an exciting idea that could be a turning point in the exploration of the universe and the search for artificial intelligence, bTV reported.

If a radio telescope were built on the moon, it would allow humanity to explore much larger frequencies than we could on Earth. The work of radio telescopes here is largely hampered by our planet's atmosphere, which stops some of the waves or distorts them — something that won't happen on the moon.

Our satellite will also perform fields of a physical shield that will stop interference from Earth-based sources of noise and radio waves.

If this idea is actually developed, special rock robots will stretch a wire mesh on an already existing crater on the moon. Thus, it will become a radio telescope with a diameter of one kilometer.

This ambitious project would allow humanity to explore signals from space that we have not been able to do so far.


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