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Telescopes Planned for Far Side of the Moon

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Telescopes Planned for Far Side of the Moon

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Telescopes Planned for Far Side of the Moon

Telescopes Planned for Far Side of the Moon

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Preliminary plans are underway for an array of new radio telescopes that would cover an area of up to two square km. The Lunar Array for Radio Cosmology (LARC) is planned as an array of hundreds of telescope modules designed to pick up very-low-frequency radio emissions.

Jacqueline Hewitt, one of the researchers on the LARC project, talks with guest host Joe Palca about the future observatories and what science can gain from such an ambitious telescope project.