Hubble has provided so much excitement and interest, pictures downloaded were the
inspiration for my latest Poetry book (In progress).
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In 1990 Hubble was the first major telescope to be placed in space and it has been
one of the most important instruments ever in the history of science. It is perfectly
adapted to the alien environment of space and has offered mankind the greatest images
of space ever seen to date. We are unequivocally just a spec amongst specs here on
Earth and, to think we are the only intelligent beings in this vast universal soup
is quite against any concept of human logic.
So more than just a telescope then: a barometer of human expectation. As we plan
the launch of the latest telescope, the Webb Telescope. We are by nature thirsty
for knowledge and hungry for adventure. The whole of mankind can see these images
and contemplate the heavens and its relationship with us. Simply put, the more we
find out it becomes clear, the less we know. Will we ever understand the vast complexity
of space; I think hopefully not, as the mystery of it all is what makes the journey.
It has been said that human consciousness is just a way of the universe knowing itself,
which makes sense to me.