Tuesday, September 30, 2008

trouble for hubble

bad news, the hubble mission has been postponed until next spring :(

in short, no data is being sent from hubble to earth. NASA thinks they can put together a quick fix while astronauts train to accomplish the news tasks scheduled for the spring mission. a lot of training is needed for the simplest tasks, even for these amazingly capable space walkers! hopefully we'll be able to receive data again in a few weeks, and repair many things in addition to adding new instruments in the spring.

lots of people reporting on this so i'll direct you to other places for more details info:

dynamics of cats
julianne at cosmic variance
bad astronomy
NY Times

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