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Science Takes Back Seat as Hubble Shoots the Moon

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Science  28 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5748, pp. 599
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5748.599

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For the first time in its 15 years in orbit, NASA researchers late this summer appropriated the Hubble Space Telescope for studies not strictly related to science, bypassing the rigorous peer review usually needed to win a slot on Hubble's crowded schedule, NASA revealed just last week.