The Space Telescope mirror nearing completion

The Space Telescope mirror nearing completion

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This image is part of the feature Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary
This image is part of the feature 25 Years Of The Hubble Space Telescope

Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The 2.4-metre Hubble Space Telescope (HST) primary mirror nears completion at Perkin-Elmer's Optical Facility at Wilton, Connecticut. The mirror has just been coated with a special reflective surface, so technicians must wear masks and special suits to maintain absolute cleanliness. The HST is due for launch on the space shuttle in late 1988.

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