Hubble Space Telescope
We need three wheels in service to give us the pointing precision that's necessary for us to find planets ... That's what makes this mission work, the fact that we can point with extreme precision, as well as the Hubble Space Telescope, in fact. So without three wheels, it's unclear whether we can do anything of that order.
As a former astronaut who has flown four missions on the space shuttle, including the 1990 flight that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope, I’ve learned that scientific discovery and human exploration go hand in hand ... NASA’s vision is to reach new heights and explore the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. I believe that unraveling the planetary puzzle about life and climate on Mars is the essential next step in realizing that vision.More quotes »
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Detailed Hubble Image of the Cat’s Eye Nebula
in half, where each skin layer is discernible. This composite of data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope is another look for NGC 6543, better known as the Cat’s Eye nebula. The bull’s-eye patterns seen around planetary nebulae 5/22/13 from SciTech Daily Read more »
Cosmic Graveyard: Looking For Life in an Unlikely Place
dwarf yet, a team of astronomers has taken a big step by finding some telltale rocks — or their remnants, anyway. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, the scientists report in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that they’ve teased out evidence from Time Magazine Read more »
ISON is shown in this NASA handout image photographed by the Hubble telescope on April 10, 2013. The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is an international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting from Hawaii Reporter Read more »
The Week: Kepler Telescope’s Troubles, a Maya Pyramid in Ruins and More
Kepler Space Telescope is 40 million miles from Earth , which makes sending a repairman difficult. Unlike the Hubble telescope, which was designed to be serviced by astronauts, Kepler was meant to live far from Earth, well beyond a wrench’s reach. And its from The New York Times Read more »
Want a one-way trip to Mars?
looms large in a Hubble Space Telescope photo - and in the imaginations of those who have signed up for a one-way trip to the Red Planet. "It's not that I'm trying to get away," says 18-year-old Kayli McArthur, one of tens of thousands of applicants. "It's from FOX Sports Read more »