Saturday, September 12, 2009

Off topic: The Hubble telescope is back in business

Mankind's most incredible piece of technology the Hubble Space Telescope is back in business better than ever and sending back photographs of the universe that can only be described as friggin' awesome. Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe.

Side note: Notable is the people involved in the project. Mainly whites, a few Orientals, Indians and Middle Eastern-looking people forming a collection of the brightest and the best minds on the planet. Number of blacks involved? Erm, it rhymes with 'nun'. I guess there are limits to affirmative action where one needs to produce and billions in hardware in on the line. Now imagine a world without white people, none of this would be possible.

3 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

I stand in awe of such super-geniuses.

Islandshark said...

Guys, if you like this, go to the James Webb Space Telescope page at NASA.

JWST should launch in 2014, with a 6.5 meter dia mirror, which will actually fold out once in orbit 1.5 million km from earth.

I know some guys involved with the development of the Fine Guidance Sensor for JWST.

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