Astronomers Seeking to Put a Radio Antenna on the Far Side of the Moon

In an effort to more thoroughly explore the far reaches of the universe, astronomers and scientists are actively collaborating to place a radio antenna on the far side of the moon in the very near future.

This potentially earth-shattering (no pun intended!) initiative, which is detailed in an article recently posted to the website of Universe Today, is a collaboration between the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and includes partners from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The collaboration, named the Lunar Surface Electromagnetics Experiment-Night (LuSEE-Night) Project, is expected to launch an experimental antenna sometime in 2025 that will be positioned to listen to space for radio waves.

According to the article, radio observatories positioned on the far side of the moon will enjoy a “pristine, radio-quiet environment” that will be free of radio interference emanating from Earth. That would enable astronomers and scientists to detect light from previously unexplored cosmological periods.

Read the Universe Today article.

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