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Re: starship-design: MegaScope

In a message dated 7/4/97 6:39:13 PM, TLG.van.der.Linden@tip.nl (Timothy van
der Linden) wrote:

>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.

Hell, thats still in lunar orbit!