A committee in the US House of Representatives voted on July 13, 2011 to kill the James Webb Space Telescope program. This is slated to be the successor to Hubble Space Telescope, and it is crucial to astronomy research in the coming decades. We need this telescope!
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Image: Helix Nebula, a.k.a. "Eye of God"
Credit: NASA, ESA, C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), M. Meixner and P. McCullough (STScI)