Think I am just thinking.

Words are but thoughts made visible.

The Hubble is Free!

Hubble on the horizon
Hubble on the horizon

 

 At 7:57 a.m. Central, history was again made in the completion of the successful servicing of the Hubble Telescope.  This amazing work was the mission (TS-125) which did more than repair a telescope.  Not only were upgrades completed, but upgrades were also installed which, if you can believe it, made Hubble even better than the day it was sent up into space.

  Though this is the last time that repairs will be made or even attempted, the Hubble should last another 5 to 10 years before it’s time to send the telescope to a watery grave back on earth.  Something this large will not be left to chance, in terms of where it lands.  After all, we are talking about something the size of a Bus!  Parts will hit the ground, or water.

  If you have not visited www.NASA.govI cannot encourage anyone with a sparkle of interest in what is beyond our world, it visit and click on the Hubble ( http://hubble.nasa.gov/) link to expore our universe.   If you take a minute to view all the images captured by Hubble, I think you will find that you will be busy for a long time to come.  Fortunately, NASA has made the most dramatic images easy to get at. 

   As I stated in an earlier entry, the Hubble is really a visual time machine.  I recommend you take some of your time, to take a view into the past.  It’s really a wonderful sight!

You can also see video of the space shuttle capture the Hubble Telescope at the link below.  There are also other links on the page to other mission related videos as well:

http://anon.nasa-global.edgesuite.net/anon.nasa-global/ccvideos/hubblegrapple_320.asx

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May 19, 2009 - Posted by | Earth, Science |

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