Greetings, gentle Readers.
In the midst of all the shit surrounding the American election cycle, there comes a single shining gem on the horizon of our night sky.
On Tuesday, money and shuttle schedule were adjusted to include resources to repair and even upgrade one of the great marvels of the Space Age — the Hubble Telescope.
The debate has gone back and forth this past year, as some problems have shown up for the big eye in the sky.
Some folks wanted to just junk the Hubble, and let its capabilities fade away, but any who have checked its images cannot fail to be awed by what this device has shown us about the cosmos beyond our tiny mudball.
Check out the Hubble site, have a look around. The image gallery is truly a marvel, and yer gonzo always recommends the wallpapers for adorning your desktop with the wonders of Space.
Now, I know there are some folks out there who consider Space and all that is involved with our learning and exploration of it, a waste of time and money.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
So many good things have come from the research involved with our Space program, that it would boggle your Mind to take it all in — from advances in medical technology to the very computer you are reading this article on.
Think about that the next time some fool tries to tell you “it’s a waste.”
I’ll leave yas all with a gun little mash up of images from the Hubble, set to music, the first image is my current desktop:
Sound off on what ya think, and as always, thanks for reading.