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Shuttle Solar Arrays

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This NASA photograph depicts the solar panels that were later attached to the Hubble Space Telescope.  The National Geographic website provides more information about this image:

During the first Hubble servicing mission in December 1993, astronauts installed new solar arrays (left) designed to reduce the thermal "jitters" experienced when the telescope transitioned from cold darkness into warm daylight.


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Image online, courtesy NASA.

 

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