Thursday, March 24, 2011
Awesomeness From the Hubble
Found a site with many of the top photos from our wandering telescope. Spoke to a guy a NASA and we were talking about the problems they had during the first few years with the mirrors used to get these fine pictures. Seems the folks in charge of grinding the mirrors to perfection made a small error and all the pictures were off. They sent up a space shuttle and the crew spent a week making repairs 300 miles above earth. Once she was powered up again, the images came back sharp and clear and beyond all expectations. My friend at NASA said, "It's amazing what you can do with a $629 million pair of contact lenses." Click this link for all the pics.