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New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
NCE Ⅱ-- Lesson 61 (A)
NCE Ⅱ-- Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) NCE Ⅱ-- Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) NCE Ⅱ-- Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) NCE Ⅱ-- Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) NCE Ⅱ-- Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)

Trouble with the Hubble

哈勃望远镜的困境

New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) Trouble with the Hubble 哈勃望远镜的困境 2
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) First listen and then answer the question.

First listen and then answer the question. 听录音,然后回答以下问题。 What is the special importance of a telescope in space?

The Hubble telescope was launched into space by NASA on April 20, 1990 at a cost of over a billion dollars. Right from the start there was trouble with

the Hubble. The pictures it sent us were very disappointing because its main

mirror was faulty! NASA is now going to put the telescope right, so it will soon be sending up four astronauts to repair it. The shuttle Endeavour will be taking the astronauts to the Hubble. A robot-arm from the Endeavour

will grab the telescope and hold it while the astronauts make the necessary

repairs. Of course, the Hubble is above the earth's atmosphere, so it will

soon be sending us the clearest pictures of the stars and distant galaxies that we have ever seen. The Hubble will tell us a great deal about the age and size of the universe. By the time you read this, the Hubble's eagle eye will have sent us thousands and thousands of wonderful pictures.

By the time you read this, the Hubble's eagle eye will have sent us thousands and
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)

New Word and Expressions 生词和短语

Hubble

/'hʌbl/

n. 哈勃

shuttle

/'ʃʌtl/

n. 航天飞机

telescope

/ˈtelɪskəʊp/

n. 望远镜

Endeavour

/ɪn'devə/

n.“奋进”号

launch

/lɔ:ntʃ/

v.发射

robot- arm

/ˈrəʊbɒt-ˌa:m/

n. 机器手

space

/speɪs/

n. 空间

grab

/græ b/

v.

NASA

/'næsə/

n.国家航空和航天局 (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)

atmosphere

/'ætməsfɪə/

n. 大气层

distant

/'dɪstənt/

adj. 遥远的

billion

/'bɪljən/

n. 10亿

galaxy

/'gæləksi/

n. 星系

faulty

/'fɔ:lti/

adj. 有错误的

universe

/ˈjuːnɪvɜːs/

n. 宇宙

astronaut

/'æstrənɔ:t/

n. 宇航员

eagle eye

/'i:gəl-'/

鹰眼

n. 宇宙 astronaut /' æstrənɔ:t / n. 宇航员 eagle eye /' i:gəl -' aɪ / 鹰眼
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)

Notes on the Text 课文注释

1 the Hubble telescope,哈勃望远镜。

2 at a cost of,造价为……

3 right from the start,从最开始。

1 the Hubble telescope, 哈勃望远镜。 2 at a cost of, 造价为 …… 。 3 right from
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)

After Class Reading 课后阅读

Translation 参考译文

哈勃望远镜于1990420日由国家航空航天局发射升空,耗资10多亿美元。

从最开始哈勃望远镜就有问题。它传送给我们的图像很令人失望,因为它的主

要镜子有误差。国家航天局准备纠正这一错误,为此将把4名宇航员送入太空

修复望远镜。“奋进”号航天飞机将把宇航员送上哈勃。当宇航员进行必要的

修复工作时,“奋进”号上的一只机器手将抓住望远镜并托住它。当然,哈勃

位于地球的大气层之外,因此,它很快就会给我们传送我们所见到过的、有关

行星和远距离星系的最清晰的照片。哈勃将告诉我们有关宇宙的年龄和大小的

许多事情。等到你读到这篇文章时,敏锐的哈勃望远镜已经为我们送来了成千

上万张精彩的照片。

上万张精彩的照片。 7
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A)

Bye!

New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) Bye!
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) Bye!
New Concept EnglishⅡ– Lesson 61 (A) Bye!