How the Hubble Changed History
The Hubble Space Telescope had a rocky start to its career. A flaw in its massive mirror meant that every photo it took was blurry and out of focus, leading the public to ridicule NASA for a $2 billion blunder. After a mission fixed the error in 1993, the Hubble began sending back some of the best images ever recorded. One of the first images after the repairs would change astronomy, not just for the information it contained — but for the way the information was shared with other scientists.