I just published a new installment of my The Lunar Radio-Observatory story. You can know read:
The previous installments of this story were published on this site, but according to my new policy, I have just published two new parts on Wattpad.
You can read all published parts here.
A short sneak preview:
On the other side of the Moon, Lisandra Wendell y Verdas was sitting in her office. She was the general manager of the Grimaldi Resort, the oldest and also the largest of all Lunar tourist resorts. On her desk were laying the plans for a new resort, one to build on the far-side. While enjoying a glass of the finest wine available on the Earth’s only natural satellite – the resort had a special greenhouse for the cultivation of grapes – the woman was studying the documents with great interest.
Fifty years after the Lunar Radio Observatory was completed, radio-astronomer Arsames landed on the far side of the Moon. He would spent the next six months on Earth’s only natural satellite. The lunar base which would be his home during this period, was located about 25 kilometers to the south of the Daedelus crater. Arsames’ job was simple, he had to ensure the LRO was operated properly and to manage the collection of information. Continue reading →
The far side of the Moon is an excellent location for radio telescopes as it is shielded from the intense radio transmissions on Earth and the presence of a fair number of large craters. In particular the Daedalus crater (with diameter of 93 kilometers) near the center of the far side, was found very suitable for the largest radio telescope in our Solar system. Hence it was no surprise that in the late 2020s Europe, Russia, Japan and India joined forces and worked together to create the Lunar Radio Observatory. Continue reading →