SLAS Regular Meeting
Is Hubble Worth the Trouble?
For more than 15 years the Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with
breath-taking views of our Universe. It has unlocked the secrets of black
holes, star formation, and even discovered two new moons orbiting Pluto.
And now, as astronomers begin to probe into new understandings of dark
matter and dark energy, we find that Hubble is in dire need of repair.
Yet, a repair mission to Hubble is a costly and dangerous undertaking.
we afford to repair Hubble? Can we afford not to?