NASA plans to reach the far side of the moon to study the signals of the ancient universe


NASA and the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory plan to send a spacecraft to the far side of the moon in an effort to uncover details of the early beginnings of the universe. That is, during the first 380,000 years after the Big Bang, or the era of darkness in the universe before stars and galaxies were formed, and it is expected that the Dapper craft will add a new level of understanding of how stars form in the first place after finding those signals.

The ancient radio signals of the universe that reach us today are very weak, so the Dapper spacecraft must head to the dark side of the moon, to get rid of all the distorted radio signals from Earth.

Richard Bradley, chief research engineer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, said in a press release: “There is no wireless telescope on Earth at this time capable of measuring an extremely weak hydrogen signal from the ancient universe because so many other signals are overshadowing it.”.

We have to wait several years before the Dabur spacecraft is ready for launch, and today it is still under design, but it is suitable for docking with the back of Artemis in the series of missions that NASA plans to send humans to the moon in 2024..

“The contributions of the Dabur spacecraft to the success of the Artemis mission will depend on the rapid growth of the space radio astronomy research that we have seen over the past decade,” said Tony Beasley, director of the observatory, in the press release..”


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