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Lunar LOFAR

The LOw Frequency ARray for radio astronomy is developed in Europe. However due to the Earth’s ionospheric cut-off – progress the experiment doesn't cover the frequencies below 10 MHz where the unknown data would exist. To resolve the issue, a lunar-based dipole array has been proposed . Array consists of 30-100 dipoles over about 100 km baseline to provide a serious probing of the early universe. Initially, a simple Moon rover, such as the one proposed by ESA in Moon-NEXT mission, will survey the area within 10 km baseline using [crossed] dipoles. The full array could then be deployed either by advanced robotic technology or by exploiting the infrastructure provided by human [Astronomy from the Moon report, Dec. 2007].

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