Why is infrared imagery of Mars' surface sharper / richer in contrast than that from the visible spectrum?
Looking at the terrain of Mars through Google Mars, it seems to me that the infrared imagery is much crisper, the images from the visible spectrum seem to be somewhat hazy. I'm wondering if that is ...
Treating the moon as an ideal, bright Lambertian reflector, I was trying to compare its efficiency as a light source to an equally-sized flat sheet of drywall. It's pretty straightforward to set the ...
Like, if you flattened out Ceres to a 1 mm iron foil telescope mirror with 20x the surface area of the Sun, could you resolve details on the surface of an exoplanet? Could you make it arbitrarily ...
We can see the moon in the night because it reflects sunlight. But the light is incident on the opposite side of moon with respect to the observer in the night. In this case, how does the moon ...