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InvisibleLe_Canard
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Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered....
    #2247782 - 01/17/04 05:22 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

"Yesterday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration decreed an early death to one of its flagship missions and most celebrated successes, the Hubble Space Telescope.

In a midday meeting at the Goddard Space Flight Center, two days after President Bush ordered NASA to redirect its resources toward human exploration of the moon and Mars, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe told the space telescope's managers that there would be no more shuttle visits to maintain it."  (From The Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

It's a sad day indeed, for Astronomy..... :frown:


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2247802 - 01/17/04 05:40 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Fuck bush  :mad2:


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2247996 - 01/17/04 10:48 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I'm sure more money has been wasted on the 'telescopes' that point down ONTO earth than the hubble telescope.


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2248255 - 01/17/04 01:58 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

well, the good news is Hubble's replacement, the James Webb Telescope, should be in put into orbit in 2012. It is much more powerful and efficient than the great Hubble, so just imagine the how far back into time we'll be able to see then and how clearly too :rocket:

But sad news indeed.



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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2248276 - 01/17/04 02:10 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

We have adaptive optics now. Space telescopes are a waste of money.

Hubble is obsolete. It was the correct decision.


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Xochitl]
    #2249437 - 01/18/04 12:47 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Xochitl: I didn't know that...that is good news indeed! :laugh:

BabyHitler: I've never heard of  adaptive optics, so I did a search and read a bit about it. It sounds promising, but can it compensate for distortion caused by miles of atmosphere?


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2252102 - 01/19/04 06:30 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

> We have adaptive optics now. Space telescopes are a waste of money.

I think perhaps that is the most short-sighted statement I have seen posted here. Adaptive optics help negate the effects of density flux in air, but does not illiminate the effects completely . Put a space telescope with a decent apature size and it will blow away adaptive optics every single time. Adaptive optics does nothing at all to help with wavelengths that are absorbed by air.


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Seuss]
    #2252419 - 01/19/04 12:13 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Was that an intentional pun or an untentional pun?


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2252526 - 01/19/04 01:01 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

> Was that an intentional pun or an untentional pun?

A fairly lame one.  :smile:

Intentional... I typically don't flame people, but that one was too hard to resist (and your a mod, so I figured you could handle the poke).  :grin:


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Seuss]
    #2256869 - 01/20/04 07:08 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Things could be alot worse.  I hate to say it, but it's not like Bush put a "CLOSED" sign on NASA, he is in fact doing in the opposite...giving it presidential support, something that NASA needs because Congress isn't such a huge fan of non-terrestrial issues.  :rocket:


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Signo]
    #2256902 - 01/20/04 07:16 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

bush is a pretty puppet.


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2257616 - 01/20/04 10:45 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I think Bush should throw some of his "hard earned" money down for this trip to mars, better yet let bush be the first to step foot on Martian soil.


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: Effed]
    #2258011 - 01/21/04 12:23 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

im all for the space program, i think its really neat, and im glad that the govt is supporting the final fronteir and all... but will going to mars solve starvation/poverty in the US? and where does george doubleyeh plan on getting these billions of dollars?


im interested in a space guy explaining what we will get out of all this money being spent, wether technologically or whatever. i have a feeling its gonna be alot of "haha we got here first" bullshit, like when we "went to the moon" which im still skeptical about.


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Re: Hubble Space Telescope's Days are numbered.... [Re: amyloid]
    #2258662 - 01/21/04 03:08 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Actually, I think Bush's planned expansion of the Space Program is a great idea too, and one of the few things he's done that I can agree with. However, with the Federal Budget $500 billion in the hole, I seriously doubt we can afford it. Besides, I think it's just election year grandstanding meant to garner a few extra votes.


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