Theoretical and Natural Science

Theoretical and Natural Science

TNS Vol.2 (CIAP 2022), 02 February 2023

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Comparisons of Two Types of Astronomical Telescopes: Terrestrial Telescopes and Space Telescopes

Siyu Chen 1
1 The Derryfield School, Manchester, US

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Theoretical and Natural Science, TNS Vol.2 (CIAP 2022), 181-186
Published 02 February 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Siyu Chen. Comparisons of Two Types of Astronomical Telescopes: Terrestrial Telescopes and Space Telescopes. TNS (2023) TNS Vol.2 (CIAP 2022): 181-186.


In the field of astrophysics and cosmology, astronomical telescopes are the main and key tool for observing and capturing information of celestial bodies. Generally, there are two types of telescopes, i.e., terrestrial telescopes and space telescopes. This study will be mainly focused on the differences and similarities between the two types mentioned above. According to the analysis, the ground telescope is larger and collect data with processing instead of real picture. The space telescope, on the other hand, is smaller but hard to repair, which is able to send back the real pictures of the space. The research aims of this investigation are helping the further researchers to have better understanding to the two different types of telescopes and offering a guideline for them to choose the more appropriate resources to use for the future research. These results shed light on guiding further exploration of different types of telescopes and pave a path for the future inventions of the telescopes.


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