Joined: 15 May 12
I know it is a link to the Astronomy pic of the day, but here is the Washington Post article.
NASA got them for free, they should give one to Berkeley.
*knows it's wishful thinking*
I has a MiniCity :)
Joined: 19 Nov 00
Or it could be a gift that becomes a burden. NASA isn’t sure it can afford to put even one of the two new telescopes into orbit. They’re “space qualified,” as NASA puts it, but they’re a long way from being functioning space telescopes. They have no instruments — there are no cameras, for example. More than that, they lack a funded mission and all that entails, such as a scientific program, support staff, data analysis and office space.
As you say lovely idea, but can't be funded :-(
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