'That's What Hubble Can See': A Tribute To The Space Telescope

Apr 23, 2015
Originally published on April 23, 2015 6:29 pm

NPR has this tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope — a parody of Iggy Azalea's "Trouble."

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The 25th anniversary of Hubble's launch also inspired science reporter Adam Cole, and when Adam is inspired, he starts singing. Here's his tribute to the telescope, a parody of Iggy Azalea's "Trouble."

(SOUNDBITE OF YOUTUBE VIDEO, "HUBBLE")

ADAM COLE, BYLINE: (Singing) Right, I'll start with the bad news. Telescopes on Earth have bad views 'cause life gets distorted by the air and we end up with images of space that we can't use. So we put a telescope up above the sky, 350 miles high - 43 feet long, 14 wide. We named it after Edwin. That's this guy.

SIEGEL: You can see what Hubble saw and sing along with Adam on NPR's science YouTube channel, Skunk Bear.

(SOUNDBITE OF YOUTUBE VIDEO, "HUBBLE")

COLE: (Singing) Hubble you can see so far with your cassegrain reflector and your COSTAR. It cost billions to make you, but it might be worth it for the space views.

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