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Hubble Space Telescope’s chief scientist on what it took to get the project off the ground

 The Conversation 04 May 2019

Relaying iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, and an accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy has made The Hubble Space Telescope undoubtedly one of the most popular science projects today. But that wasn’t always the case. C Robert O’Dell was Chief Scientist on the Hubble Space Telescope project. Twenty five years after its launch, he explains what it took to get the project off the ground in the 1980s. (1008 Words) - By C Robert O'Dell - Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University

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The Hubble Telescope in orbit. Credit: NASA

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Relaying iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, and an accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy has made The Hubble Space Telescope undoubtedly one of the most popular science projects today. Credit: Gray Lensman/NASA

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Hubble telescope captures a spectacular landscape in the Carina Nebula.Credit: NASA

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope capture weather patterns on a Brown Dwarf, 2013.Credit: NASA


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