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Basically a telescope has two jobs, one to gather light and secondly to magnify that light. So telescopes enable us to gather more light, and the bigger the telescope, the more light (and therefore the fainter the object) the more light is gathered.

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The telescope has a large opening (larger than our eyes), which gathers light, making it possible to see objects that are dimmer than those that can be seen with our naked eyes. Another thing the telescope does is show things larger than what we see with our naked eyes.

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How can you see the past looking through a telescope at a distant object?

Scientist investigate the early universe by observing objects that are extremely far away in space.Beause it takes time for light to travel through space,looking through a telescope is like looking back in time one travels. Looking at distant galaxies evolve through time and perhaps what caused them to form in the first place.Scientiiist have already found some very strange looking objects in the Early universe.


Why should you not look at the sun through a telescope?

The magnification of the telescope can hurt your eye very badly.


Is there a solar system word that begins with Q?

quasar : a very bright, very distant object, similar to a star


What evidence is there that the universe was different in the past?

We observe the universe with our various telescopes. Since light travels at a finite speed, it takes time for any light to travel from an object (say, a galaxy), to your telescope. Therefore, for any distant object, you are not seeing the object as it appears now, but as it appeared when the light left it.For very distant objects this can be billions of years, and further back in time you look, the more different the universe appears. Beyond about 13 billion years, there are no galaxies, for example.


What is the meaning of telescope?

The word telescope is a noun that refers to a device for collecting light or other electromagnetic radiations and focusing it in such a way as to be able to visualize objects that are very far away.The word telescope is also a verb that describes the action of a long object collapsing in a specific fashion into a shorter object.

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How can you see the past looking through a telescope at a distant object?

Scientist investigate the early universe by observing objects that are extremely far away in space.Beause it takes time for light to travel through space,looking through a telescope is like looking back in time one travels. Looking at distant galaxies evolve through time and perhaps what caused them to form in the first place.Scientiiist have already found some very strange looking objects in the Early universe.


What instrument can see a very far object?

a telescope ! or binoculars


Why do they use the hubble telescope and not just a telescope?

In space there is no atmosphere and therefore, there are no perturbations of long exposures that you need to make when taking pix of very distant objects.


A star like object that is very bright and distant?

You might be referring to a quasar.


Why should you not look at the sun through a telescope?

The magnification of the telescope can hurt your eye very badly.


What is the different between a telescope and a microscope?

A telescope is used to enable people to see very distant things (typically these distant things are astronomical in nature, although telescopes are sometimes used to view things on Earth as well) and microscopes are used to enable people to see very small things, such as bacteria.


A star like object that is very bright ant distant?

You might be referring to a quasar.


Can neptune be seen through a telescope at night?

Yes, definitely, and it does;t have to be a very big telescope either.


Is there a solar system word that begins with Q?

quasar : a very bright, very distant object, similar to a star


What is a star like object that is very bright and distant?

If this is a homework question the answer you are probably looking for is Quasar [See related question] However, the actual question is full of inconsistencies. Brightness is defined as being observed from Earth and distance is relative to your frame of reference - Apparent magnitude [See related question - Apparent magnitude] Therefore, a bright object could be the Sun, and in normal relative terms it is distant, to some very distant. A quasar on the other hand is not very bright from Earth but it is very very distant. For the question to fit the answer, the question should be "What star like object is very luminous and very far away". or "What star like object has a high absolute magnitude and is very distant [See related question - Absolute magnitude]


What is a star like object is very bright and distant?

If this is a homework question the answer you are probably looking for is Quasar [See related question] However, the actual question is full of inconsistencies. Brightness is defined as being observed from Earth and distance is relative to your frame of reference - Apparent magnitude [See related question - Apparent magnitude] Therefore, a bright object could be the Sun, and in normal relative terms it is distant, to some very distant. A quasar on the other hand is not very bright from Earth but it is very very distant. For the question to fit the answer, the question should be "What star like object is very luminous and very far away". or "What star like object has a high absolute magnitude and is very distant [See related question - Absolute magnitude]


How would you find the focal length of lens?

Have light from a very distant object directed through the lens onto an opaque, white surface. Change the distance from the lens to the projection surface until the distant object shows a sharp image on the surface. The distance from the lens to the surface at that point is the focal length.

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