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Lunar-based astronomy

  • Haym Benaroya
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Space exploration and science go hand in hand. This is true for both robotic and manned missions. The advantage of missions that include astronauts is that they may be able to figure out how to repair something that stopped working, and they can modify the research itinerary if something unexpected of greater scientific interest is found. (It would be a shame if non-carbon-based life forms were sitting to the side of a robotic explorer that is looking for carbon-based life forms, and the robot’s sensors did not notice these life forms because the sensors were programmed so narrowly!)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haym Benaroya
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  1. 1.Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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