Images from ground-based telescopes are invariably distorted by the Earth's atmosphere. Orbiting space telescopes, however, operating above Earth's atmosphere, should provide superbly detailed images. Therefore, ground-based telescopes will soon become obsolete for advanced astronomical research purposes.
Which of the following statements, if true, would cast the most doubt on the conclusion drawn above?
【选项】When large-aperture telescopes are located at high altitudes near the equator, they permit the best Earth-based observations of the center
of the Milky Way Galaxy, a prime target of astronomical research.