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Lunar telescope could reveal the Dark Ages of the universe

08/05/2021 11:03 PM | Click to read full article

Scientists want to build a radio telescope on the far side of the moon to help pull back the curtain on the mysteries surrounding the beginning of the universe.

While not an official full-fledged NASA mission, the concept of the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope, or LCRT, has been in development for years. The project recently received a $500,000 boost upon entering the second phase of NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program.