Table of Contents
- 1 Is there a telescope powerful enough to see the flag on the moon?
- 2 Can you see the lunar lander on the moon with a telescope?
- 3 Can we see the flag on the moon from Earth?
- 4 Can you still see the flag on the moon?
- 5 How far back in time can Hubble see?
- 6 Why is Webb not serviceable like Hubble?
- 7 Can we see the Apollo 11 moon landing on the Moon?
- 8 What size telescope do I need to see the moon waxing?
Is there a telescope powerful enough to see the flag on the moon?
Yes, the flag is still on the moon, but you can’t see it using a telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope is only 2.4 meters in diameter – much too small! Resolving the larger lunar rover (which has a length of 3.1 meters) would still require a telescope 75 meters in diameter.
Can you see the lunar lander on the moon with a telescope?
A common question is whether the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon can be seen from Earth. Unfortunately the landing craft are too small to be seen by even the largest Earth-based telescopes, but you can still see the spot where the Lunar Module touched down on 20 July 1969.
Can you see the footprints on the moon with a telescope?
In reality, all Earth-based telescopes have a much lower practical magnification limit around 300 times. This means that under typical seeing conditions from the surface of the Earth and using a large telescope, the footprints on the surface of the moon are something like 1,000 times too small to be seen.
Can you see Hubble from Earth?
Hubble is best seen from areas of the Earth that are between the latitudes of 28.5 degrees north and 28.5 degrees south. This is because Hubble’s orbit is inclined to the equator at 28.5 degrees. So northern parts of Australia have great access to seeing the HST and can catch the telescope flying right overhead.
Can we see the flag on the moon from Earth?
Robinson said the Apollo 11 flag cannot be photographed because it’s on the ground; the orbiter cameras can only capture the shadow of the flags around poles. But even if the flags are fallen or faded, they continue to loom large in the history of space exploration.
Can you still see the flag on the moon?
Images taken by a Nasa spacecraft show that the American flags planted in the Moon’s soil by Apollo astronauts are mostly still standing. The photos from Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter (LRO) show the flags are still casting shadows – except the one planted during the Apollo 11 mission.
How Far Will James Webb see?
How far back will Webb see? Webb will be able to see what the universe looked like around a quarter of a billion years (possibly back to 100 million years) after the Big Bang, when the first stars and galaxies started to form.
What is the farthest picture taken in space?
Pale Blue Dot
Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles, 40.5 AU), as part of that day’s Family Portrait series of images of the Solar System.
How far back in time can Hubble see?
about 10-15 billion light-years
The farthest that Hubble has seen so far is about 10-15 billion light-years away. The farthest area looked at is called the Hubble Deep Field.
Why is Webb not serviceable like Hubble?
No. Unlike Hubble, Webb is not designed to be serviced. Webb’s orbit location is much farther than Hubble, beyond the Moon, instead of orbiting just above Earth. This is the reason that the minimum science mission is five years with a 10-year goal.
Can high-tech telescopes see the Moon landings?
In simple words, can high-tech telescopes (say, the Hubble Space Telescope) see signs and artifacts of the Apollo missions on the lunar surface and confirm if the Moon landings were real? Short answer: Theoretically, yes, but practically, no.
What is the most powerful telescope in the world?
Built by NASA with support from the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, the James Webb Space Telescope is the infrared telescope and is known to be 100 times more powerful than the famed Hubble. It has been called the most powerful telescope ever made. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.
Can we see the Apollo 11 moon landing on the Moon?
Short answer: Theoretically, yes, but practically, no. It would take an incredibly powerful telescope to see signs of moon landings on the lunar surface, and even the best telescopes we have today are not remotely powerful enough to capture clear images of those signs. Visual signs of the Apollo landings on the lunar surface
What size telescope do I need to see the moon waxing?
With the Moon waxing this week and next, the advancing line of lunar sunrise will expose one site after another beginning with Apollo 17 in the Moon’s eastern hemisphere and finishing with Apollos 12 and 14 in the western. To see each locale, a 4-inch or larger telescope magnifying 75× or higher will get the job done.