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Old 01-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #31
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There have been costly technological blunders....such as when they put the Hubble Telescope into orbit they found out that the images were distorted, to put it simply. They apparently used metric and American standard formulas and the numbers got crossed somewhere resulting in the main mirror not being ground to spec.
I imagined they would have at least tested the optics before loading it onto the Shuttle.

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