The NRO has donated two telescopes, with more advanced optics than the Hubble Space Telescope, to NASA. These instruments were built as back-up spy satellites but are no longer needed by the NRO. To build a pair of telescopes like this would cost NASA several billion dollars. In order to take advantage of these technological marvels, NASA will need a budget to fly and operate them. This would be an incredible bargain, for astronomy. The Hubble revolutionized our understanding of the universe. These new instruments would bring new understanding and new insight, and help inspire a new generation of young people to explore the sciences. Don't let this opportunity pass us by.
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