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terrestrial telescope

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(General Physics) a telescope for use on earth rather than for making astronomical observations. Such telescopes contain an additional lens or prism system to produce an erect image. Compare astronomical telescope
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The first pulsar readings proved the efficiency of HESS for inter-stellar observations from terrestrial telescopes.
The comet was not visible to any terrestrial telescopes due to its proximity to the sun but several spacecraft routinely observe the solar atmosphere and the comet was to be visible to them.
Even the professional scientist-critics commended the book, which offers both a contemporary tour of black holes for the nonscientist and an interesting chronicle of Scharf's personal research, from using data from the largest terrestrial telescopes to collaborating with other astrophysicists to admitting what we still don't know (a lot).
Showing "before and after" photos as proof, he described how specialized laser beams integrated with waveform sensors, high-speed processors, and deformable mirrors could compensate for the atmospheric turbulence that had heretofore blurred the vision of the world's most powerful terrestrial telescopes.
On one had, it makes the air so thin and bereft of humidity that it is the ideal location for terrestrial telescopes, allowing us, Guzman remarks, to "read the vast open book of memory, page by page.
It was hoped that the impact of the 350-ton rocket into a permanently shadowed polar crater would release a water-rich plume of ejecta visible to terrestrial telescopes.