Save Hubble

V838 Monocerotis (a star 20,000 light years away) "stellar outburst, captured by Hubble Space Telescope in October 2004
The photo at right is just one example of the awe-inspiring capabilities of the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope's funding is perpetually threatened with cutbacks or cancellation. Such actions are penny-wise pound-foolish, because as this photo illustrates, the Hubble is a window into the realm of the scientific divine.

The HST is a source of inspiration to those seeking a career in science, and of reflection upon the Cosmos and Creation to those who are students of the divine. To those such as myself, who are both, it is simply a source of awe - the embodiment of pride in our technical skills and humility at the vistas it reveals.

We have an obligation not just to American science but to the world to preserve this tool, until auch time as it can be replaced with something even better.

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