Could We Put A Telescope On The Far Side Of The Moon?

Has anyone thought of building an observatory on the other side of the moon?
LROC WAC color (689 nm, 415 nm, 321 nm) overlain on WAC sunset BW image. Note the proximity of the landing site to a contact between red and blue maria. Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

LROC WAC color (689 nm, 415 nm, 321 nm) overlain on WAC sunset BW image. Note the proximity of the landing site to a contact between red and blue maria. Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Many times! There is currently a small UV sensitive telescope on the Moon, which landed there in 2013 as part of the Chinese lander Chang’e 3, and it has taken some interesting images from the Moon to relay back to us, but it’s been placed on the near side of the moon...

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