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Title: Lunar Occultation Observer - A Nuclear Astrophysics Mission Concept using the Moon as a Platform for Science
Primary Author: Richard S. Miller
Secondary Author(s): M. Bonamente, S. O’Brien, W. S. Paciesas, M. Bonamente, S. O’Brien, W. S. Paciesas, C. A. Young, D. Ebbets
Institution: University of Alabama in Huntsville
Date: April 1, 2009
Summary: The Lunar Occultation Observer (LOCO) is a gamma-ray astrophysics mission concept being developed to probe the nuclear regime. Using the Moon to occult astrophysical sources as they rise and set along the lunar limb, the encoded temporal modulation will be used to image the sky and enable science.
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon. None of the above.
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