NASA could turn Moon craters into massive radio telescopes

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  • NASA scientists dream up a way to turn a Moon crater into a massive radio telescope.
  • The concept relies on a large crater on the far side of the Moon, a pair of lunar landers, and a small army of robots to build it.
  • NASA is planning on returning humans to the Moon by 2024.
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NASA famously sent the first humans to the Moon many decades ago, but years later the space agency seemed to lose interest in Earth’s tiny neighbor. It’s only recently that NASA has appeared to go all-in on lunar exploration and investigation, ultimately hoping to use the Moon and an orbiting gateway as a jumping-off point for missions deeper into space.

Now, with a crewed Moon mission still in the works for 2024, NASA scientists are exploring all kinds of wild and interesting concepts. One such concept is featured in a new blog post by Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In the post, Bandyopadhyay explains how it might be possible to use a lunar crater as a radio telescope, provided we can send the right pieces of hardware to the far side of the Moon.

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