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Advantages of a extra solar system telescope?

Posted by: lightningbob - Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:51 pm
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Post Advantages of a extra solar system telescope?   Posted on: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:51 pm
I know 80 or 90 AU isn't going to get us closer to any star to make a differance but would being past the Ort cloud or outside the solar system give us a "clearer" picture of the universe? Would we see the same thing from a Lunar or orbiting telescope (or radio ...um scope) as we would from outside our solar system?


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Post Re: Advantages of a extra solar system telescope?   Posted on: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:23 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomi ... rferometer

So yes there are advantages but i would suspect you would need very accurate atomic clocks on board to sync images as well as very accurate measurement of relative movement.

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Post Re: Advantages of a extra solar system telescope?   Posted on: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:30 am
The only real advantage is that you'd get clearer exposure to EM and cosmic-ray radiation. For all we know the solar wind shock front distorts the view the same way looking through a curved glass does. You would also have a greater parallax range for doing distance estimates.


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