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The Universe in a Mirror

The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It

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11:55am, August 4, 2008

"The truth is that what ordinary people really care about are things they can see, with their own eyes,” writes Zimmerman, a science writer and historian.

The Hubble Space Telescope has let the public see the universe and has completely changed humanity’s perception of the cosmos. The Universe in a Mirror explores the lives of the men and women who dreamed of, lobbied for and engineered the first optical, Earth-orbiting telescopethe one that made the view of the heavens

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