Hubble As A Phenomenon: Lessons For All

The final chapter on the saga of the hapless Hubble appears to have come to an end. Last December's recovery mission has been successful beyond all expectations. The release of the pictures from the new WFPC (Wide Field/Planetary Camera) and the FOC (Faint Object Camera), which was repaired by the installation of the COSTAR off-axis aspheric optics, showed that all of the fixes worked well and restored the telescope to "full" operation in less than a month.

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