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A proposed telescope that will finally see the Apollo modules on the Moon!

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by wildespace

Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
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OK -- I must have misunderstood you.

You are right in saying that it would be nice in general to have a ground-based telescope that is good enough to see the equipment on the Moon. However, there really is no huge need to do that specific task, considering we can get a better view from the LRO.


edit on 9/6/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: speellling, and. grammar

Well, if you look at the article the-colossus.com... there are many other applications, such as seeing the discs of stars, better detection of exoplanets, studying black holes, and definitely much more.


Right. An Earth-based telescope that is powerful enough to -- for example -- be capable of seeing the Apollo equipment on the Moon would be a nice telescope to have. Again, not that seeing the Apollo equipment on the Moon would be something that needs to be done, but it would be advantageous to astronomers to have that powerful of a telescope for their study of the universe.




posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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the only way to satisfy the general population is to build a large telescope on earth. then open it up to the public to see for themselves the lunar sites.

-subfab



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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The Hubble can't see behind it or into the Sun.
Moon telescopes probably need one at either pole and as we know the moon
sweeps around to all locations in the sky and can't go through the Sun just
like the Hubble.
There are many sizes of telescopes and perhaps some optimal size might be
good for starters. A mobile telescope might be good planted at the edge of
the shadow. Lots of possibilities but if Mars rovers are any statement for
rovers I don't think that dainty thing could carry a telescope.
Since getting into Earth orbit is crucial for weight reasons there is little difference
perhaps in Moon and Mars rover capabilities.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
The Hubble can't see behind it or into the Sun.
Moon telescopes probably need one at either pole and as we know the moon
sweeps around to all locations in the sky and can't go through the Sun just
like the Hubble.
There are many sizes of telescopes and perhaps some optimal size might be
good for starters. A mobile telescope might be good planted at the edge of
the shadow. Lots of possibilities but if Mars rovers are any statement for
rovers I don't think that dainty thing could carry a telescope.
Since getting into Earth orbit is crucial for weight reasons there is little difference
perhaps in Moon and Mars rover capabilities.


The Hubble orbits the Earth the Earth orbits the sun there is NO advantage to a telescope on the Moon



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by wmd_2008
The Hubble orbits the Earth the Earth orbits the sun there is NO advantage to a telescope on the Moon


Yeah. that's what I'm trying to understand from those here who say we need a telescope on the Moon...

...Basically my question is "Why"? What would a moon telescope do that a space telescope can't do? (and a space telescope would be easier to deploy).
edit on 9/12/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: sppellling




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