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Space telescopes ready for launch


The European Space Agency is launching two giant telescopes into space on Thursday, in a mission it hopes will help us understand more about the formation of the universe.

The launch comes as a Nasa shuttle reached the Hubble Telescope on a mission to give it a new lease of life.

Christine McGourty reports.


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