Hubble Toil and Trouble

While we’ve been distracted by Mars, NASA’s decided that the Hubble Space Telescope is no longer a top priority, and for a variety of (probably sensible) reasons, it’s not going to be getting the upgrades it needs. Be that as it may, unless someone does something with it, we’re looking at the next Skylab in 2015, and there’s no reassurances that someone’s not going to get squashed by it once it crashes back to earth. Given that we see it pass overhead our house some nights, I’m thinking we should probably be breaking it into bite-sized chunks.
Mmmm. Space Junk Food.

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