Telescopes discussion post FOR Maggie K

December 14, 2020

PLEASE use the attached ribric to complete the discussion.

Telescopes can either be confined to the surface of the Earth, or they can be launched into space. Ground-based telescopes are limited by the fact that we are living at the bottom of an enormous and fluid atmosphere. In space, a telescope can be free from this interference. However, space-based telescopes have their own drawbacks.

If you had several billion dollars and the choice to put a telescope in space or on the ground, which would you choose? Defend your choice.