Hubble Space Telescope

It was down, now it’s back up.

The Hubble is awesome in the old sense, a thing that inspires awe. Perhaps it is merely a gateway to awe, because the pictures are fantastic (again, old sense). But the Hubble itself is magnificent. 31 years now, and it’s still ticking. It’s been in space more than half the time between now and mankind’s first steps on the Moon. It’s been going with 1980s technology, and in 80s lingo, going and going and going and going…

And it’s back.

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