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Moon FARSIDE: Lunar Astronomy Proposal Takes Aim at Cosmic Dark Ages and Exoplanets

Dwight Huth

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The far side of the Moon would be the best place to set up a permanent telescope, maybe 10 feet in diameter. The far side of the Moon is protected from the Sun's light, thus creating a nearly 100% light and heat wave shroud for the telescope.
 
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The far side of the Moon would be the best place to set up a permanent telescope, maybe 10 feet in diameter. The far side of the Moon is protected from the Sun's light, thus creating a nearly 100% light and heat wave shroud for the telescope.
The far side of the Moon is not protected from the Sun light, it has a two weeks of day an two weeks night. It is protected against the radio noise from Earth.
 
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The far side of the Moon gets exactly as much sunlight are the near side that faces Earth. The advantage of the Farside is that is faces away from Earth. There are many radio transmitters on Earth and the bulk of the Moon makes a good shield.

As for the idea of a large optical telescope on the Moon. Why? These can be flown in space. But a 10 Km diameter radio telescope is too large to put on a spacecraft
 

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