Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dark_Convoy, Jan 30, 2007.
At least it's not a mission loss, but with the shuttle going the way of the dodo, Hubble's just got the one last servicing mission and then something like this would be worse news.
That thing is amazing. I know it's had it's share of issues, but I really feel like humanity got its money's worth. Besides the scientific gains, it gave us a look at things that you can't really put a value on.
But at least it's going to get repaired next year, so it's not a total loss.
Some dude at NASA: “Peeps be buggin that we want to shut down the H-Ubble.”
Some other dude at NASA: “Yo foo, just make it look like an accident.”
Yeah it sucks, but at the same time that sucker has been up there for quite a while now. It's due for a replacement anyway. Technology has come a long way since it was thrown into orbit. It's done it's job and then some.
But the replacement James Webb Space Telescope is ONLY going to image in Infrared. Hubble's imaging in color brings so much more to the armchair astronomer.
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