Monday, March 15, 2004

O'Keefe's Short-Sighted View of the Importance of Seeing Ultra-Deep Fields

If NASA administrator O'Keefe shuts off the Hubble, you may not see the likes of this again in your lifetime:

The Ultra Deep Field

  • Yes, my child, each one of those little oval blips probably contains more than 100 billion stars, very probably several hundred billion stars -- and also many planetary systems. So, yes, you may be looking at a part of the universe in which someone was also looking outward and upward.

    Save the Hubble!

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