Hubble and Discovery

Some space news — NASA has the retrofitted Hubble’s first pictures up on the intertubes presently. A teaser:


Also, Discovery is undocking from the ISS. Video here:

Hat tip on the latter (and probably the former, soon enough) to the ineffable Bad Astronomer.

Update: Oh, and something else that should go in the space grab-bag, there was an explosion over Ireland that scientists are calling for assistance in identifying. Chances are it was a meteor exploding in the atmosphere (remember, it’s not a meteorite until it touches down, and it’s a meteoroid if it never even hits our atmospheric layer!).

Hubble and Discovery