Comment: Why go all the way to the Moon for a clear view w/o distortion?

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Why go all the way to the Moon for a clear view w/o distortion?

Hubble Telescope Space Telescope launched in 1990. Hubble is a telescope that orbits Earth. Its position above the atmosphere, which distorts and blocks the light that reaches Earth, gives it a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that of ground-based telescopes.

Newer ground-based telescopes are using technological advances to try to correct atmospheric distortion, but there's no way to see the wavelengths the atmosphere prevents from even reaching the planet.
The most effective way to avoid the problems of the atmosphere is to place your telescope beyond it. Or, in Hubble's case, 353 miles (569 km) above the surface of Earth.

Why would a Moon based telescope be better? This lunatic adventure seems nothing shy of "speeding other people's money."

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