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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: Let's assume that the camera technology will exist someday, because it probably will. However, one light-hour from earth is somewhere out around the orbit of Uranus, so it couldn't be made to orbit the Earth. Even Mars is within five light-minutes of Earth, so using cameras to look into the past is going to be problematic.

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