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ERIC Number: EJ1117780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
25+ Years of the Hubble Space Telescope and a Simple Error That Cost Millions
Shakerin, Said
Physics Teacher, v54 n8 p480-481 Nov 2016
A simple mistake in properly setting up a measuring device caused millions of dollars to be spent in correcting the initial optical failure of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This short article is intended as a lesson for a physics laboratory and discussion of errors in measurement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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