Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hubble Transmission a Perfect 10

A glitch with the Hubble Space Telescope has been corrected, and the transmitted photo of the aftermath of two galaxies colliding to form what looks like a "Perfect 10."

The Hubble was brought back online two days ago and aimed its primary camera--the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2)--at these colliding galaxies named Arp 17.

Scientists hope the Hubble will now be in operation through 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Laurie, what can anyone say but "Wow!" that is an awesome picture. The Hubble has been "The Little Engine That Could." I hope that it just keeps on thinking that it can. :-D

    Frances
    http://frances-writes.blogspot.com/

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