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I'm sure there'll be plenty of telescopes to image other solar systems on release, but if there isn't, then a solar gravitational lense telescope would be great.

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In real life a SGL telescope would allow for a ~25 km scale resolution to detect surface features of exoplanets 100 light years away from a distance of "only" ~600 AU from the Sun.

There's no other way to achieve this excerpt for actually sending a probe light years away.. which is of course incommensurably more difficult (1 light year is 63240 AU).

1 AU is ~150 mil. KM, roughly the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

 

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7 hours ago, intelliCom said:

I'm sure there'll be plenty of telescopes to image other solar systems on release, but if there isn't, then a solar gravitational lense telescope would be great.

Even if there are, they couldn't get close to this level of resolution.

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