We all make mistakes—the bigger the goof, the easier a target we become. In fact, Murphy’s Law was coined by an actual rocket scientist! Bob Berman highlights some of our biggest blunders in space. And discusses the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Hubble Telescope’s successor. Unlike the Hubble, there will be no chance to fix any mistakes because the Webb will be parked a million miles away from Earth. Do cosmic discoveries come with cosmic risks? Take a listen.
Listen to a weekly freewheeling exploration of the astonishing world of science! What’s the most inexplicable object in the cosmos? When is Doomsday coming? The heaviest thing in the universe? Nikola Tesla’s dark secret? All this and more, each week on Astounding Universe podcast with Bob Berman, astronomer for The Old Farmer’s Almanac.