That treacherous telescope
The Atlantis astronauts have captured the Hubble Space Telescope, grabbing the orbiting observatory early this afternoon for the first time since 2002. Astronaut Megan McArthur caught the school bus-sized telescope with the space shuttle’s robot arm. The crew now faces five days of treacherous telescope repairs to the 19-year-old Hubble. – from Newser
I like how they describe the repair job as treacherous. In reality, it’s 3 bookish astronauts using space tools to tweak a couple of knobs. Using the word treacherous makes it danger fraught! I like this. Using treacherous, I’m picturing alien hieroglyphics written over control panels and they’ve got to figure them out before the countdown goes off. Maybe a few traps and an awakening of some long dormant evil!! Makes you want to sign up to be an astronaut eh?