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At its closest to Earth, Pluto is 28.6 AU from Earth. Can the Hubble Space Telescope distringuish any features on Pluto? Justify your answers using calculations.

Please help!

I know that the diameter of Pluto is 2274km and the angular resolution is 0.1"

The small angle formula can be used and it is:

D= angular size of object in arcsec x distance to object / 206265

(206265 is required and equal to the number of arcseconds in a complete circle)

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# Stargazing Hubble Telescope & Pluto

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