NASA totally needs to hire me

May 19, 02:09 PM

The Hubble telescope came up at work today, no doubt because it’s been in the news so much lately. I totally guessed (in an educated manner) how you’d go about pointing it at something, and I was right. Aiming and figuring out what direction to point is done by holding a reference to relatively fixed (read: extremely distant) astronomical objects, rotational stability is provided through the combined use of gyroscopes & wheels (& software). Yay, Team Me!

Self-satisfied? Yes. Impressed with my memory and understanding of physics? Absolutely. Important to anyone else? Not so much.

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