Re: Knowing our luck
Yup, all of these scattered all over the world will go up simultaneously. No.
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Cheap shots at Iran's expense. Expect if any other country was subject to draconian sanctions it would also struggle with its space program.
As for Iran using Russian technology - so has the US, it was the only way it could service the ISS. That and theft of Nazi technology and German scientists after WW2.
You image (a) "photons" whenever you open your eyes and see! Vision depends on the eye processing photons. As for "photographing photons" that's another story - we don't have the ability to photograph electrons or even atoms, particles many times bigger than photons.
This is great and a leap for science. Brilliant and look forward to seeing the images.
But why are these rocks in space described as "ancient" and "unchanged" that could "explain how the solar system was formed". Sorry, but the Earth is also 4+ billion years old and these rocks experience bombardment by other rocks and solar particles and radiation as well as interstellar radiation, so they can hardly be described a "primeval" and as "when the solar system was formed". Yes, they won't have experienced weathering like the Earth does, but still, it is a mistake to assume that they are essentially unchanged. The other thing is that conditions in the Kuiper belt may not be anything like the conditions the Earth experienced in its formation.
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