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Record 27 of 1551
Lunar Radio Telescopes: A Staged Approach for Lunar Science, Heliophysics, Astrobiology, Cosmology, and Exploration
External Online Source: hdl:2014/42513
Author and Affiliation:
Lazio, Joseph(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bowman, Judd D.(Arizona State Univ., Phoenix, AZ, United States)
Burns, Jack O.(Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, United States)
Farrell, W. M.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Jones, D. L.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kasper, J. C.(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, United States)
MacDowall, R. J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Stewart, K. P.(Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC, United States)
Weiler, K.(Computational Physics, Inc., Washington, DC, United States)
Abstract: Observations with radio telescopes address key problems in cosmology, astrobiology, heliophysics, and planetary science including the first light in the Universe (Cosmic Dawn), magnetic fields of extrasolar planets, particle acceleration mechanisms, and the lunar ionosphere. The Moon is a unique science platform because it allows access to radio frequencies that do not penetrate the Earth's ionosphere and because its far side is shielded from intense terrestrial emissions. The instrument packages and infrastructure needed for radio telescopes can be transported and deployed as part of Exploration activities, and the resulting science measurements may inform Exploration (e.g., measurements of lunar surface charging). An illustrative roadmap for the staged deployment of lunar radio telescopes
Publication Date: Jul 17, 2012
Document ID:
20130001773
(Acquired Jan 18, 2013)
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Report/Patent Number: GLEX-2012.02.2.9x12369
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: AIAA Global Space Exploration Conference; 22 May 2012; Washington, DC; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Reston, VA, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNA09DB30A
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 13p; In English; Original contains color and black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: RADIO TELESCOPES; LUNAR SURFACE; PARTICLE ACCELERATION; PLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELDS; ACCELERATION (PHYSICS); EARTH IONOSPHERE; EXTRASOLAR PLANETS; INTERSTELLAR MAGNETIC FIELDS; LUNAR ATMOSPHERE; COSMOLOGY; DEPLOYMENT; UNIVERSE
Other Descriptors: RADIO TELESCOPES; MOON SCIENCE PLATFORM; TERRESTRIAL EMISSIONS.; LUNAR RADIO TELESCOPES
Availability Source: Other Sources
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