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Moon Radio Telescopes to Unveil the Universe’s Dark Ages

A team working for NASA’s Lunar Science Institute NLSI have plans to place some form of radio telescope on the moon. The hope is that this telescope will circumvent atmospheric interference that is typically encountered on Earth, and unveil the “Dark Age” mysteries of the universe in unprecedented detail. According to the team’s website, the proposed device will be called the Dark Ages Lunar Interferometer DALI and will feature a series of thousands of interlinked, low frequency dipoles, manufactured using highly durable polyimide foil. The team plan to position the radio array on a quiet, well-protected region of the moon, where interference will be minimal. The combination of these many antennas will essentially serve as a single, giant radio telescope with huge resolution, combining signals collected from individual units. Full Story on Las Vegas Guardian Express.

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