Hubble Repair and More Wins Astronomers' Acclaim

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Science  28 Jan 1994:
Vol. 263, Issue 5146, pp. 467-468
DOI: 10.1126/science.263.5146.467


The repaired Hubble Space Telescope overshadowed everything else at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting earlier this month in Alexandria, Virginia. The nearly 2000 astronomers who turned out for the society's largest meeting yet provided plenty of "oohs" and "aahs" for every new image. But, in between, some astronomers caught word of a new proposal about how to tell whether the universe is open or closed, more data about mysterious gamma ray bursts, and the crowning of the "Galaxy of the Year."