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Resolution gives Hubble superior vision

Greetings, stargazers.

We have all enjoyed the images from the Hubble telescope. What sets those pictures apart from those taken with Earth-based telescopes is the unprecedented detail, or the Hubble’s resolution. Resolution is the ability to tell two things apart that are very close together.

You can measure angular...

Charles Hakes is an assistant professor in the physics and engineering department at Fort Lewis College and is director of the Fort Lewis Observatory. He can be reached at hakes_c@fortlewis.edu

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