Shuttle Mission to Hubble on Monday

On Monday the Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin its journey for a final repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.  In addition to repairs, the shuttle mission is bringing new equipment and batteries that should last for the life of Hubble, an additional 5-10 years.  This mission is extremely dangerous given that Hubble’s orbit is full of space junk.  In fact, a second shuttle will be on the launch pad just in case there is serious damage to Atlantis so it could be launched for a rescue mission.  Here’s hoping all goes well & Hubble can keep sending us amazing images like this one, one of Hubble’s most famous images.

Eagle Nebula, "Pillars of Creation."  Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)

M16 Eagle Nebula NGC 6611, "Pillars of Creation." Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)

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6 Comments on “Shuttle Mission to Hubble on Monday”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    theres a demon like face on second pillar

  2. Anonymous Says:

    OH GOD! THE SECOND PILLAR IS THE DEVIL! Haha, naaah, I don’t see the face. Still I think this is one of hubbles coolest photos.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    the whole thing looks evil

  4. Anonymous Says:

    it doesn’t look evil, it looks beautiful


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