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What angular resolution would you need to see the sun and earth as distinct points of light?

Suppose you were observing our own solar system from your state-of-the-art telescope on the planet you found orbiting Proxima Centauri.
1. What angular resolution would you need to see the Sun and Jupiter as distinct points of light?
2. What angular resolution would you need to see the Sun and Earth as distinct points of light?
3. What diameter would your telescope’s primary mirror need to be in order to obtain these angular resolutions in the optical (400-700nm)?

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• possible scientific solutions to climate change

In a maximum of 1000 words, research the science relevant to climate change. It it important to talk about all the dot points below in the response to the question but also include anything you think might be important.
Answer the question: Why are misconceptions about climate change so prominent, and what evidence is there for climate change?
In the response, refer to:
• (Briefly) Common climate change misconceptions, and why such misconceptions are popular in society
• Evidence for climate change, with specific reference to solar variability and the impact (if any) that solar variability has on climate.
• How climate change is scientifically linked to the increased droughts across Australia – use website linked below
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/2019/
• Possible scientific solutions to climate change
Must used in text citations and have a full APA bibliography at the end. 0 plagiarism is allowed unless quotibcing a trusted website or source

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The 2 questions that need to be answered in the report are below.

The 2 questions that need to be answered in the report are below. You have a total of 600 words to use across both questions, try and make the spread as even as possible. Answer them both on the same word document. Aim for 250-350 words for each question. Always cite sources and use APA bibliography and footnoting where necessary. plagiarism is not allowed. The screenshot attached is what needs to be in the short report.
Question 1:
Many images of the Milky Way show dark regions. What is causing the darkness and, hence why can we not view these regions in the visible wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum?
Question 2:
How feasible is the idea of terraforming Marbcis? What does the process of terraforming involve?

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1. Describe how quasars were discovered. 2. Explain how astronomers determined t

1. Describe how quasars were discovered.
2. Explain how astronomers determined that quasars are at the distances implied by their redshifts.
3. Justify the statement that the enormous amount of energy produced by quasars is generated in a very small volume of space.
Link to book:
https://openstax.org/books/astronomy/pages/27-thinking-ahead