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Lunar Occultation Observer - A Nuclear Astrophysics Mission Concept using the Moon as a Platform for Science
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon. None of the above.
Institution: University of Alabama in Huntsville
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.