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Astronauts from the shuttle crew, "Atlantis" successfully reached and skachiha to the telescope "Hubble", said the U.S. space agency NASA. Astronaut Megan MacArthur used the robotic arm of the "Atlantis" to capture a telescope weighing 11 tons and 13 m wide around
This delicate docking carried out at a height of 560 kilometers above Australia, will enable astronauts to "Atlantis" to continue its mission to repair and upgrade the telescope "Hubble", which will give a new look at the universe. During the mission edinadesetdnevnata seven crew of the shuttle will perform fourth and final repair of the telescope. Replacing gone out of business components and installation of new devices will allow for "Hubble" to continue to operate until at least 2014. The space telescope "Hubble" is the most powerful means by which astronomers have to monitor to the farthest corners of the universe.
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