In praise of … the Hubble telescope


If inanimate objects had personalities, the Hubble space telescope would be described as having the hide of a rhinoceros. The launch was delayed for several years by the Challenger disaster, and by the time it went up into the upper atmosphere it had cost over six times its original estimate. Within weeks of its launch, it was found to have a flaw in its super-finely ground mirror.

via In praise of … the Hubble telescope | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian.


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