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Hubble Space telescope

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Space and Planetary Science' started by amusicsite, 14 Feb 2015.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  2. sidevalve

    sidevalve Well-Known Geek

    Very nice - very pretty and very interesting in an academic sort of way. BUT what have we learned that is useful, and I mean useful not just 'Oh so that's what it looks like' type of thing ? Untill we have at least some capability [or even the will to try] to visit the places it is looking at all we have are pretty pictures. It's no use saying we think there may be a planet near star XYZ25 if we have no possible means of going there for instance. Knowledge for it's own sake is of little value.
     
  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    UK
  4. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  5. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Well now 30 years old and still going strong. They reckon with up to another 10 years to go too.