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Title: Very High-Resolution Space Telescope Using the Earth Atmosphere as the Objective Lens
Authors: Wang, Y.
Issue Date: 20-Mar-1998
Citation: MTG: SPIE-Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
Kona, Hawaii, USA
Abstract: Telescopes are critical elements of NASA's space program. Very high resolution telescopes are needed to study planets of neighboring stellar systems and life beyond earth. The Earth's atmosphere refracts sunlight such that the sun's image appears about a half degree above its real position during sunset. If we could build a space telescope using the Earth's atmosphere as an objective lens the aperture of such a space telescope would be the diameter of the earth.
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