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Can the US flags on the Moon be seen by terrestrial telescopes?

No. Modern ground based telescopes can adapt to looking through Earth's atmosphere, but the problem is one of fundamental physics. The maximum theoretical angular resolution, the ability to ...
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Can the US flags on the Moon be seen by terrestrial telescopes?

The Q wording about 'earthbound' isn't too clear if it includes those in orbit, but anyhow, the answer for those is 'no' too. So can Hubble see the flagpole on the Moon? The answer is no, it cannot. ...
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