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Re: VP Gore's Proposal



> Actually, the physics is not a problem. This is the orbit that the NASA
>satellite SOHO uses.

Actually, I was thinking of optical physics, which limits the angular
resolution attainable with a given aperture and optical wavelength.
The math problem comes in the form of geometry: the farther away you
are, the larger the area on the earth's surface that corresponds to
the angular resolution limit.

If you want to observe the earth, you do it as closely as possible.
If you want to observe more than can be seen from a single satellite,
you launch multiple satellites.

Phil






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