The $1.5 billion in cost overruns needed to complete the planned successor to the Hubble Space Telescope had NASA astrophysicists fearing for the future of other projects. But it appears NASA won't suck funds from other astrophysics research to pay for the telescope.
"They're not going to ravage the astrophysics budget," said Alan Boss, an astrophysicist at the Carnegie Institution for Science and chair of the NASA advisory council astrophysics subcommittee, told Wired.com. "That is wonderful news."
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