NASA Preparing to Service Hubble for the Last Time, In Glorious Pictures

The Boston Globe's Big Picture blog » 9/01/08 3:00pm 9/01/08 3:00pm continues its incredible coverage of all things wonderful to look at today with a spread relating to the space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis is scheduled to launch on October 8, equipped with all manner of instruments, batteries and gyroscopes for…

Spitzer Space Telescope Celebrates 5th Birthday With Portrait of…

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the last of the space agency's Great Observatories » 8/23/08 8:00pm 8/23/08 8:00pm satellites to launch, celebrated its fifth birthday recently... giving me the opportunity to post this amazing multigenerational picture of star-forming region in the constellation Cassiopeia, 6,500 light-years from Earth. The photo…