Hubble lives!

…and it lives gloriously.  I’m pretty much speechless.

How, exactly, was this a waste of money?  Oh right, it wasn’t.  It involved astronomy and astronauts and will result in not only breathtakingly beautiful images, but gobs of priceless scientific data.

NASA may be slow to deliver, but when it does deliver, it doesn’t frak around.

Check it out.

A couple of folks closer to the source weigh in here and here.