I had an idea today about lense resolution. Coming from a background in astronomy, the larger the front element usually meant it was a better telescope (more light gathering). With lenses we have an f-stop value, so this does not apply to light gathering. However, the large the diameter of the front element also produces a larger lense resolving power, or the potential resolution of the lense. Is this true in photography as well? Do lenses with larger front elements have a higher theoretical resolution?