"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times


9 Astronomy MIlestones for 2009

9 Astronomy Milestones in 2009
By Jeremy Hsu
posted: 28 December 2009
06:09 pm ET

The Camera That Saved Hubble... Twice

Hubble's view of the M100 Galactic Nucleus

The Camera That Saved Hubble... Twice: JPL's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2