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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
2008-05-22, 11:54

A telescope just gathers more light so you see weaker objects, which can be magnified. It does nothing 'magical' to the distance the light has to travel. If anything, it makes the path longer because the light has to bounce of a few mirrors and go through some lenses before reaching your retina or (more common) a camera sensor.

A black hole is where god divided by zero.