Great News for a Mars Colony!

BlackHawk

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A little over a year till the Webb telescope launch (finally). Thing was originally supposed to go up in 2007
Cross your fingers. The delays will be OK as long as they get it right. There is absolutely no room for error.

What amazes me is the Hubble Space Telescope orbits less than 350 miles from Earth, while the Webb Space Telescope is supposed to orbit anywhere between 230,000 and 930,000 miles from Earth. Big difference. When the Hubble telescope had a problem (the primary mirror was slightly polished wrong), NASA sent Space Shuttles to Low Earth orbit and had the astronauts space walk and fix it. NASA can't do that a half a million miles away from Earth (not to mention, no more Space Shuttles).

If successful, we'll learn a lot more about our amazing universe.
 

BlackHawk

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BlackHawk

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Fun read from the new Noble prize winner in Physics:

Der Spiegel? My Deutsch is a bit rusty. ;)

Interesting interview. Interesting universe. Still far more questions than answers. We probably know only about 1/googol (1/googolth?) of the answers. We truly are living in exciting times.
 
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