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thus the speed of silence is the same as the speed of sound... No, it took you a whole 2 hours for you to shut up! lol!
Hello all, great replies so far for the resolution question,I'd be very surprised if there were no filters, shutters built in, even a system to close the telescope hen being maintained or possibly redirected past the sun.
especially the NASA link puts things into perspective.
But what about the brightness aspect?
I'm pretty convinced Hubble's CCD would burn up if the telescope
would be pointed directly at the Sun, but what about the Moon (or the Earth)?
Would it suffer any damage?
Would the CCD be overloaded and produce a completely white picture?
Actually, the original quote isn't too bad. It says they "experience a temperature change," which is different from "the temperature of space is..." They're talking about the temperatures experienced by the suit, or by the astronauts if they fell out of their suits, which are certainly well-defined.