May 23, 2013
In an orbit around Earth, there lived a telescope. Not in an orbit too high or too low, nor on the ground in a nasty, dirty, dome: it was the Hubble, and that means science. Much like a hobbit-hole, it too has a perfectly round door like a porthole that opens to a tube-shaped tunnel, and like hobbit, the Hubble is fond of visitors. Not just astronauts that have come to service it and give it new life, but also to astronomers who employ it, peering out into farthest depths of universe and to close-by neighboring planets, and everything in between. For the past 22 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has been a beacon of inspiration to all, a marvelous feat for engineers, and an exquisite tool and friend for astronomers. Join University of Michigan-Flint astronomer, Professor Rajib Ganguly, as he recounts his own love affair with Hubble, how it has shaped his own research, and indeed, his career.
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