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Links from the Times for May 11: Hubble, Gandhi stamp

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[A sweeping panorama is the sharpest infrared picture ever made of the Milky Way’s galactic core, where massive stars are forming. NASA]

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken breathtakingly clear pictures of galaxies colliding, suns forming and stars exploding. Paradoxically, the Hubble's clear view has made the universe seem even more mysterious. But now, after 19 years in orbit and more than half a million pictures, the aging Hubble is needs a house call.
Stories:

NASA set to launch last shuttle visit to crippled Hubble
Lead spacewalker says Hubble repairs 'Worth risking my life for'
Special report:
Last repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope
Build your own Hubble

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Stamp Ybor City's native son, Ferdie Pacheco, received a new honor when the United Nations Postal Administration chose his portrait of Gandhi for a stamp it will issue in October for International Day of Nonviolence.

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