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NASA has published "Hubble's" first pictures after repair. / September 11, 2009 /

The American space agency has published the first photos made a telescope «Hubble» after repair. Pictures are accessible on site NASA.

Among other objects «Hubble» has photographed huge and very bright fog of Kiel, a quintet of Stefana — the five of the galaxies four of which are in close interaction, and galactic congestion Abell 370 at which studying existence of gravitational lenses for the first time has been confirmed. This effect predicted by Albert Einstein, is shown in change of brightness and visible position of objects because of a curvature of ways of rays of light going from them by bodies of the big weight.

Repair mission to a telescope «Hubble» has been undertaken in May, 2009. Astronauts of a shuttle «Atlantis» have made five extravehicular activity. They have replaced telescope accumulators, have established on it a sheeting, have partially repaired the basic chamber «Hubble» Advanced Camera for Surveys and have added to an arsenal of devices one more — ultra-violet spectrograph Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. Mission of «Atlantis» became the fourth last repair mission to a telescope.

Source: Lenta. Ru

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