Solar System Science Day – Astronomer: We Can Use Earth’s Atmosphere as a Massive Telescope

Wow – neat idea. The atmosphere of our planet naturally refracts light. If Earth’s atmosphere can be used, why not Jupiter’s?

NASA/VICTOR TANGERMANN

Columbia University’s David Kipping thinks we could transform Earth’s atmosphere into a planet-sized telescope he’d dubbed the “terrascope.”

Source: Astronomer: We Can Use Earth’s Atmosphere as a Massive Telescope

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