Friday, February 02, 2007

The space telescope is dead; long live the space telescope!

The Hubble Space Telescope shorted out, apparently; though NASA may still go up and fix it. Dang. Just when it had scored another historic first, imaging the atmosphere of a giant exoplanet. At any rate, mark your calendars for the launch of Hubble's replacement, the James Webb Space Telescope, due up in 2013.

Wouldn't it be truly amazing if someday we could have public access space telescopes? Like giant webcams in the sky!

via BlackStump, one of the better Website of the Day sites around.

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