It’s in the Stars

Oct. 11, 2016

About 21 years ago, a photo was taken using the Hubble telescope. That photo is credited as being a “game changer” for the science of astronomy. It was a snapshot of nearly the entire history of the universe. As is explained in the following video, not only did the photo yield amazing insights and data, it also changed the culture of the field of astronomy, paving the way for more innovation and advancement.

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As manufacturers march on with the research and development of newer technologies, in the process competing with one another, perhaps there’s a different way. Naive and utopian as it may sound, sharing discoveries and breakthroughs instead of keeping them secret may lead to a faster pace of technological evolution, and maybe even more robust competition. In such an atmosphere, there are benefits for equipment buyers, which would optimistically lead to an expanding universe for the industry.