NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon

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Space researchers have proposed building a network of radio antennas on the far side of the moon, according to a NASA funded report.

NASA says that the array—named the Farside antennas—will allow the agency to monitor the closest stellar systems more easily.

The paper's lead authors professors Jack Burns and Gregg Hallinan suggest deploying 128 antennas by using a lunar rover.

The antennas will be tethered to a base station that supplies central data processing, power and communications across the array's 10 kilometer span.

The Farside base then will use NASA's proposed Gateway Station to transmit signals back to Earth.

Habitable exoplanets closest to the solar system would possess magnetospheres that the antennas will be able to detect from the moon's far side, where there is limited sky noise.

The study states that the antennas could also sound the moon's subsurface.

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1. NASA plans for building antennas on moon's farside
2. Lunar rover will deploy antennas tethered to moon station
3. Farside antennas will utilize Planned Gateway Station to link antenna the earth
4. Farside antennas will detect habitable exoplanets, scan moon subsurfaceFarside antennas will detect habitable exoplanets, scan moon subsurface

VOICEOVER (in English):
"According to a NASA funded report, space researchers have proposed building a network of radio antennas on the far side of the moon."

"NASA says that the array—named the Farside antennas—will allow the agency to monitor the closest stellar systems more easily."

"The paper's lead authors professors Jack Burns and Gregg Hallinan suggest deploying 128 antennas by using a lunar rover."

"The antennas will be tethered to a base station that supplies central data processing, power and communications across the array's 10 kilometer span."

"The Farside base then will use NASA's proposed Gateway Station to transmit signals back to Earth."

"Habitable exoplanets closest to the solar system would possess magnetospheres that the antennas will be able to detect from the moon's far side, where there is limited sky noise."

"The study states that the antennas could also sound the moon's subsurface."

SOURCES: Amazon Web Services (NASA), Space.com
https://smd-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/science-red/s3fs-public/atoms/files/FARSIDE_FinalRpt-2019-Nov8.pdf
https://www.space.com/farside-moon-radio-astronomy-mission-concept.html