Which of the following do you want your $$$ spent on.
- A picture of a galaxy as it looked 5 billion yrs. ago.
- Or, a live image of an asteroid today, as it nears a collision w/ earth?
America decided on the 5 billion yr. old picture.
It comes from the Hubble Space
It was sent into space before the lens was inspected for defects.
Some idiot was trying to save $$$.
The shuttle launch to install
'glasses' to correct the problem, cost $500 million.
But that's not the half of it.
It is smaller than earth-based
telescopes, but gets better images because