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David Hamilton

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Could we orbit a telescopic satellite 1 light hour above the earth, and use it to zoom in on crimes, after the fact?

Just an odd thought... I assume it would be too far to get a clear image... but we are getting much better at that sort of thing...

Could we see if someone was really defending themselves in an infrared shot? A getaway vehicle? Or, is that too far to have any predictable orbit or make out something so small?

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  • Jan 30 2013: Okay there are real physical / physics limitations on many good ideas.
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      Jan 30 2013: I assumed this was the case... Just curious what they are. The light we detect from hubble was made to appear dramatically more precise through the use of an algorithm I believe... How good is it? Will Moore's law get us there?

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