NASA wants to build giant telescopes, the mirrors of which would be built and assembled directly in space. In early May, the US space agency announced on its blog funding for the construction of a giant telescope on the far side of the moon.
“This future ultra-long wavelength telescope, dubbed Lunar Crater Radio Telescope, would be able to pick up very weak signals traveling through space“This new device could allow us to better observe the universe, reports the media. 20 minutes.
“We believe that the next generation of telescopes over 20 meters in diameter will be built and assembled in orbit. Instead of making the mirrors on the ground, why not print them in space?” Said engineer Vivek Dwivedi at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.