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The atmosphere prevents correct observation due to refraction.Telescopes in space are able to provide accurate details of the space objects.
the light rays that are 'bent'[refracted] as they pass through a prism, and then focused upon the receiving 'tray' that contains the film that is processed to form Spectrograp…hs. Spectrographs are of two types: emission - spectral lines that result from the emission of photons at absolutely specific spectral lines [wavelengths], and - absorption spectral lines that are missing due to the absorbent nature of the interstellar gas & matter clouds that the Source Light passes through.
The Earth's atmosphere is about 120 miles thick and anything we see from the surface of the Earth is distorted by the water vapor and debris that is in the air. If you are in …space you do not have this distortion. The Hubble Telescope is a good example of space based telescopes. Scientists have put telescopes in space to avoid interference by the atmosphere. SOURCE: -Page 560 of Holt Science & Technology Earth Science -Chapter 18-Studying Space -Section 2- Telescopes -Optical Telescopes in Space
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stars, planets, meteors EVERYTHING IN SPACE
Telescopes: Many, many times more effective in space because they are not trying to see through earths atmosphere. This is a tremendous advantage. Probes: Well designed and …built space probes tell us great amounts of things about our solar system and beyond at a tiny fraction of the cost a manned mission would cost - and much more safely, too. The space telescopes, and the space probes have been one of the highest "return-for-dollar" investments in the entire history of the space program - and they will be used even more extensively in the future.
telescopes help astronomers by finding new objects in space we have never discovered
The Hubble Space Telescope was named after Edwin Hubble.
Very nice one...... 1. The astronomers predict the distance between us and star. 2. The astronomers predict the age of star. 3. By noticing the intencity of light they predict… the star is going away or coming near.
Galileo invented and first used the telescope to study the planets
To avoid the distortion of the atmosphere. And to avoid clouds!
yes and his name was edwin hubble
To avoid interference from the earths atmosphere
What is the name of a place that uses telescopes and other scientific equipment to research space and astronomers?
You're fishing for "observatory", although astronomers are seldom researched there.
The Hubble space telescope was named after Edwin Hubble (20.November 1889-28 September 1953).
The Earth's atmosphere distorts light that passes through it. So when looking at other celestial objects, the light from those planets or stars has to pass through a distortin…g layer of air nearly 100 miles thick. To minimize the distortion, astronomers for the last 150 years has built their telescopes and observatories at the peaks of mountains, to get above the thickest and most turbulent layers of air. Also, as cities have spread out, city light tends to overwhelm the dim stars that astronomers are trying to see. Building on a mountain peak helps to reduce this problem, but the cities often spread out and encroach on the dark sky areas that astronomers need. Classic examples would be Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, overlooking San Jose and the Silicon Valley, and Palomar Observatory on Mount Wilson, near San Diego, CA. By launching a telescope into space, we get COMPLETELY above the atmosphere, and we no longer have to worry about a city expanding around us. Finally, terrestrial observatories are pretty much limited to nighttime hours, because sunlight is scattered and creates the "blue sky"; this isn't a problem in space. So we can observe full time. Plus, our telescope is orbiting the Earth but isn't ON the Earth, so in some cases we can observe the same targets for days or weeks at a time. The downside is that with a terrestrial telescope, if something goes wrong the repairman can get there in a pickup truck the next day. With an orbiting telescope, you need a spaceship to perform any repairs, and since the retirement of the Space Shuttle, we've been unable to do any maintenance on the telescopes. So the Kepler Space Telescope, for example, has been crippled by the failure of two of its gyroscopes. If we could get there, we could replace the gyros, but that isn't possible.