rubi_con_man: Honest Bender: Well, if they're using cryonic gas to cool something, slapping a heatsink on it and exposing it to space probably wont be enough cooling.This -What they are effectively doing is taking the incident energy - the heat that the telescope is exposed to as well as the heat of the components running, and trying to transport it away to a 'safe' location from which they can get rid of the energy by focusing the heat onto a component which will "shine" and release the energy as light.
Honest Bender: Well, if they're using cryonic gas to cool something, slapping a heatsink on it and exposing it to space probably wont be enough cooling.
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