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Originally posted by questioningall
reply to post by jfj123
Yes, and it is being done - and there are pictures, but funny thing about that - is others deny those pictures - I have spent many hours looking at what is out there - some of it is not real - but there are others that are real. So - just denying the real ones - is not looking at what is out there. So look around - there is real evidence - including a vid someone from the South Pole observatory sent out.
Research before just denying - there is compelling information - that says something is out there. Besides scientist have also said (before they were silenced) that something was affecting the sun's magnetic core etc.
this is not a Nibiru thread - but also - just as mentioned - why risk the lives of 7 people besides a space shuttle for a telescope that has already gotten the use from it?
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
You ever wonder why they can't just point it at the moon and get some real good photos of it?
Originally posted by googolplex
reply to post by weedwhacker
If you check it says camera 2, take by Hubbles camera 2 taken by hubble space telescope.
Well any how your wrong you can look at close obects and if there is Nibiru it's not so close.
And anyone, can ask for Hubble to look at something in sky for them, time is limited and closely reviewed.
[edit on 14-5-2009 by googolplex]
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery in April 1990.
The Hubble was funded in the 1970s, with a proposed launch in 1983, but the project was beset by technical delays, budget problems, and the Challenger disaster. When finally launched in 1990, scientists found that the main mirror had been ground incorrectly, severely compromising the telescope's capabilities. However, after a servicing mission in 1993, the telescope was restored to its intended quality. Hubble's position outside the Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely sharp images with almost no background light.
Hubble's Ultra Deep Field image, for instance, is the most detailed visible-light image ever made of the universe's most distant objects. Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining the rate of expansion of the universe.
The Hubble is the only telescope ever designed to be serviced in space by astronauts. To date, there have been four servicing missions. Servicing Mission 1 took place in December 1993 when Hubble's imaging flaw was corrected. Servicing missions 2, 3A, and 3B repaired various sub-systems and replaced many of the observing instruments with more modern and capable versions. However, following the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the fifth servicing mission was canceled on safety grounds. After spirited public discussion, NASA reconsidered this decision, and administrator Mike Griffin gave the green light for one final Hubble servicing mission. This was planned for October 2008, but in September 2008, another key component failed. The servicing mission was postponed until May 2009 to allow this unit to be replaced as well.
The planned repairs to the Hubble should allow the telescope to function until at least 2014, when its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), is due to be launched. The JWST will be far superior to Hubble for many astronomical research programs, but will only observe in infrared, so it would complement (not replace) Hubble's ability to observe in the visible and ultraviolet parts of the spectrum.
Anyone can apply for time on the telescope; there are no restrictions on nationality or academic affiliation. Competition for time on the telescope is extremely intense, and the ratio of time requested to time available (the oversubscription ratio) typically ranges between 6 and 9.
The first director of STScI, Riccardo Giacconi, announced in 1986 that he intended to devote some of his Director Discretionary time to allowing amateur astronomers to use the telescope. The total time to be allocated was only a few hours per cycle, but excited great interest among amateur astronomers.
There are two main space telescopes that are claimed to be successors to Hubble, as well some that lay claim to higher optical achievements.
The Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST) is a proposed 8 to 16-meter (320 to 640-inch) optical space telescope that if approved, built, and launched, would be a true replacement and successor for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); with the ability to observe and photograph astronomical objects in the optical, ultraviolet, and Infrared wavelengths, but with substantially better resolution than the Hubble.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a planned infrared space observatory, and lays claim to being a planned successor of Hubble. The main scientific goal is to observe the most distant objects in the universe, beyond the reach of existing instruments.
Originally posted by tristar
Sometimes the conspiracy flue does tend to get the better of everyone, not everything is a conspiracy..!
Without great minds like these or those from ancient times we would all still be dragging women into the caves and thumping our chest as a sign of dominance.
Please try and keep things on a reality level.
Originally posted by orangetom1999
You do not put an orbiting satellite into space at such huge astronomical costs back in 1990 to look out into deep space
A space shuttle is no different. You do not send two shuttles on the same mission unless the mission priority is of such extreme importance. Looking deeply into outer space is not of such high priority.