Monday, May 18, 2009

Astronauts Complete Hubble Repairs

CNN is reporting that NASA astronauts have completed their fifth and final spacewalk to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

They put together a nice slide show of Hubble images, here. Although my favorite image remains the Hubble Deep Field which shows 3,000 galaxies in an area equivalent to "two parts in a million of the whole sky."

Some say this is the last time human hands will touch the Hubble Space Telescope. These repairs make the telescope better than it has ever been, and will last another 10 years or so. After that, who knows.
Maybe they'll send the next repair crew via SpaceShip Three...

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