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Remembering Hubble’s vision troubles, 30 years on

Astronomy.com, June, 26, 2020: When the Hubble Space Telescope rose from Earth in April 1990, it was lauded as the eighth wonder of the world. As the most capable observatory ever built, it had grand plans to be a new window to the cosmos. It would unveil the universe with a clarity never before possible, peering deeper into space — and, therefore, further back in time — than any instrument before it. But just eight weeks after launch, Hubble’s fortunes suffered an abrupt about-face, quickly mutating it from a white knight of science to a white elephant of shame. Read Full Story.