4. a) The resolution of the human eye is about 1 arc minute. Estimate the diffraction limit for a human eye and
compare it to this number. State any numbers you use and the source of the numbers. Make sure to convert your units for angle appropriately!
b) What would be the aperture of a radio telescope (observing at a wavelength of 21 cm) that would have this resolution if the limit is due to diffraction?
c) Earth's atmosphere is transparent to radio waves. Suggest why our eyes are not able to see in the radio region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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