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starship-design: MegaScope

Lee & Kelly,

Lee wrote:

>We can't even determine telescopically whether MARS can support life and it
>practically next door. I don't want to seem like I'm being facetious, but I
>think a resolution of 1 meter at 10 light years is reasonable. We might be
>able to spot gross life forms at that resolution.

This would mean an increase of 4 orders in aperture radius (compared to 110
meter detail)

That would mean a radius of 150,000 kilometers. That seems a bit too large
for my taste.