Monday, January 09, 2006

[geek] 30-second science blogging - Polaris, the North Star, isn't.

Isn't a star, that is; it's actually three stars. The images from the Hubble may be found here - the fullscreen one is here. Too bad they've written the Hubble off... It seems to me that it still has a lot of life left in it. And it fills an important role: it keeps people excited about space. We're never getting off this rock in any significant way without some excitement... [found thru /.]


Blogger Carnacki said...

I thought Mikulski was working up funds to save the Hubble.

1/09/2006 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger protected static said...

I don't know - on the Hubble's 'Future' page, they don't mention that as a possibility. As of April 29, 2005, NASA Administrator Mike Griffin "has asked engineers... to begin preparations for another servicing mission" - but nothing has been planned, and nothing has been funded.

1/09/2006 08:32:00 PM  

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