NASA funds proposal to build a telescope on the far side of the moon

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The article says the telescope array would be unaffected by the sun, but while the same side of the moon always faces the earth, any point on the moon's surfaces faces the sun once each 28-day orbit. I hope the error of logic is on the part of the writer and not NASA. Further, no mention is made of the fact that communication with earth would require one or more relay satellites in permanent lunar orbit. Shoddy thinking or shoddy writing.
 
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The article is clear. The moon will shield the scope from the earth, not the sun.

It's a great idea, should have been done years ago.

If only we could use 90% of the back side.
 
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Editor's Note: This story was updated on April 14 at 1:50 pm to clarify a statement about the radio-noise from the sun. (After my comment.)
 
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Apr 15, 2020
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As the article clearly explains when read properly the telescope will be shielded from the Sun's interference during the lunar night, plus the Chinese already have a relay satellite over that side of the moon, and they might be up for a joint venture to save on costs
 
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If read carefully all the way to the end, it is clear that the original article was edited to correct the lack of reference to lunar night. What you read is the edited version, and it seems you missed the editor's note.
 

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