Exploration

Astronauts repair the Hubble Space Telescope

Exploration

A wide variety of missions of exploration seek to explain the Universe's unanswered questions. Many are exceedingly expensive and are funded by the taxpayers. However, amateurs with relatively small telescopes or binoculars still make important contributions to astronomy.

This section features some of the most famous attempts to explore the night sky.

Image: Astronauts repair the Hubble Space Telescope from the space shuttle in 1993 (credit: NASA)

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