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Old May 17 2013, 11:29 PM   #6
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Re: Kepler Space Telescope (the planet finder) probably done.

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DAMN! We need a planet finding telescope on the dark side of the moon (a reliable one), snap to it NASA!
Excluding the relatively low frequencies observed with radio telescopes, such a remote location shouldn't be any better than a few hundred miles above the Earth's surface. Once above the bulk of the atmosphere there wouldn't be any of the scattered glow that hampers the view near modern cities.
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