Thursday, 10 September 2009

Just How Good is the "New" Hubble? Let's Compare

Hubble images of the Omega Centauri starfield from 2002, left, and from 2009, right.
"This marks a new beginning for Hubble," said Ed Weiler, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at today's press briefing at NASA Headquarters to showcase the images from Hubble following Servicing Mission 4. "The telescope was given an extreme makeover and is now significantly more powerful than ever — well equipped to last well into the next decade."

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