RDP #49: Welcome

Hubble

Hello everyone and welcome to my part of the universe. I can see you all, but only those chosen few that study the universe with computer apps and telescopes can see me, although I do not look as smart as I used to. Let me introduce myself, my name is Hubble, remember. They launched me in 1990 and since then, almost 30 years, I have been orbiting the Earth and collecting all sorts of data.  Some of your were probably babies when I went into operation, and some not even born. Now and again I have to avoid a comet or whatever, but somehow they just glide past and I send out a few signals, but they never reply.

It would be great to have someone to talk to now and again. If you want to know more of my life, you will find me here: Hubble Space Telescope

It is a lonely life up here, with just a few planets for company, but they are all dead. The bright moments in my life are when a few humans pay a visit, although usually they have to replace something or even repair it and afterwards I send my signals as usual. Extra terrestrials have not yet appeared, but if they do I will let you know. The earth looks pretty good from up here, although I get some strange signals sometimes that tells me I am perhaps better off orbiting it all instead of being part of it.

So don’t forget me, I am still here and probably will be for the next years, or at least for as long as the sun exists and even he has his time limits.

RDP #49: Welcome

12 thoughts on “RDP #49: Welcome

    • It really is. I am still getting used to this Skyview app but I am getting there. The stuff that revolves above is unbelievable. It is a wonder that not more people find rocket parts in their gardens. 🙂 I found Hubble today on my app. It is still orbiting the earth

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        • I wish I was so clever. The app, known as SkyView is available and I downloaded it. At first I had SkyView Lite which is free, but I paid my 2 swiss francs and got the main SkyView one. You can see the night sky (also during the day and through the walls and ceilings of your apartment) and there are various extras built in. With the extra two francs I get the satellites and other stuff. You can see the planets as well. If I look up to the sky in the evening I see the moon and a very bright star next to it. I hold the iPad or iPhone towards the moon and it tells and shows me that the bright star is Jupiter (I always thought you could only actually see Venus). There is no telescope. There is a camera built in, but that is my problem at the moment, learning to get the pictures automatically onto my files, or in Flicker, but I am getting there. There is nothing attached to a telescope, it is all app stuff. You can try SkyView Lite and see what you think, that one costs nothing, and you can see quite a lot, even in the day. I am sure Mexican skies can be very interesting.

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  1. I used to be part of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). I let them use my computer at night when I wasn’t using it. That’s how they manage to function because there is SO much information coming through their resource and Hubble, they need every bit of computer they can find. I eventually stopped because they didn’t always finish on time and I would wake up and find gigantic masses of data flowing through my computer. But they welcome anyone, anywhere, who’d like to be part of the project. Also, they send you the coolest pictures to put on your monitor! I think we are both sort of “space junkies.” I think finally, I’m getting too old to catch a ride on the next passing spaceship, but I always hoped they’d come and collect me 🙂

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    • It is certainly fascinating when I see all those bits and pieces of rocket material,and the satellites. I never realised that we were so near to the other planets.

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