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Fly me to the Moon?

The revival of interest in lunar and planetary exploration is prompting astronomers to re-evaluate the advantages of observatories on the Moon. But the debate is much more than one of science versus money, and goes to the inspirational heart of space exploration.

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Figure 1: The radiation hazards during the Apollo missions.


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Lockwood, M. Fly me to the Moon?. Nature Phys 3, 669–671 (2007).

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