Hubble 26 years in orbit

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  1. Frater B

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    that first pic is interesting. I didn't realize they ever had two shuttles out of the barn at the same time.
     
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    Yeah that's Discovery and Columbia. Here is a picture of Atlantis and Endeavour.

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    This is the Hubble picture that gets me the most. Look at how MANY galaxies there are in this field of view!
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    An amazing instrument. In 2 years the JWST will be launched and give us more to ooh and ahh about.
     
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    Amazing stuff!

    How does it keep from crashing into other things in orbit...or debris?
    Just random chance?
     
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    The story of how they fixed the mirrors was really amazing as well.
     
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    For one thing, I know it orbits A LOT higher than most of the things up there.
     

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