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NASA Panel to Ponder Hubble's Demise

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Science  20 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5627, pp. 1857
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5627.1857

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Pulling the plug on one of the world's most popular and productive scientific instruments is an unpleasant--but inevitable--task. So NASA has asked a high-powered group of astronomers and astrophysicists to share the burden of determining how and when to shut down the Hubble Space Telescope.