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Just as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope began celebrating entering its 25th year in April, one of the people responsible for its success and a creator of many other related technologies passed away.
CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In May of 2009, when the future of the Hubble space telescope was hinging on delicate repairs performed by NASA astronauts using ATK's Mini Power Tool, ATK turned to a trusted source for precision components required for the job.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the existence of a baked object that could be called a "cometary planet."
WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the existence of a baked object that could be called a "cometary planet." The gas giant planet, named HD 209458b, is orbiting so close to its star that its heated atmosphere is escaping into space.
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 10, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hubble Space Telescope's newest instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. are demonstrating early promise for spectacular long-term results.
New Instruments Built by Ball Aerospace Reveal Universe's Best Kept Secrets Images from new instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope, show the sharpest visible-light images of distant galaxies ever seen.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments. Sen. Barbara A.
Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments.
Hubble is getting closer to completing the calibrations for most of its instruments, and each day it draws nearer to becoming a fully functioning observatory again. In fact, in the upcoming weeks, Hubble will concentrate on making high-priority science observations and then finish the remaining instrument calibrations by early fall.
During Servicing Mission 4, astronauts replaced many key parts â€” batteries and gyroscopes, for example â€” that affect the spacecraft component of the Hubble Space Telescope. Testing and calibration for the spacecraft itself is now complete, and that aspect of Hubble is in excellent shape.
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