On 2003-02-07 22:52, g99 wrote:
Depends, how much does the force of a snowflake cost? [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
Wow! Thank you for such a well written and clear answer. It makes alot more sense to me now. So in essence it acts on the same principles at a regular light telescope.
So how about sending out signals. Does it work the same way?
You want to catch as many radiowaves as possible, makes sense. So, why build a very large radio telsecope made of a bunch of smaller telescopes that cover a gigantic area (i am thinking of the VLA. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000530.html
)? Does not the risk of you loosing the signal in the intermittent spaces overide the effect of the large array? would it not be cheaper to build one large stationary array in the earth than 20 or so smaller and probobly more expensive?
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