|Gene Smith's Astronomy Tutorial|
There are three fundamental reasons for putting telescopes into space:
To these we must add the Solar System Exploration Spacecraft which visit the planets and other solar system bodies and make direct sensing measurements of the conditions and future interferometry missions which will place satellites in distant orbits to provide extremely long baselines, synthesizing telescopes much larger than the earth and thereby achieving very high resolving power.
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