Bob Williams

Bob Williams

In 1995, NASA astronomer Bob Williams wanted to point the Hubble telescope at the darkest part of the sky for 100 hours. Critics said it was a waste of valuable time, and he'd have to resign if it came up blank. Instead, it revealed over 3,000 galaxies, in an area 1/30th as wide as a full moon.

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