Hubble Fights On

“Despite recent issues with one of its instruments, the Hubble Space Telescope is expected to last at least another five years. A new report suggests that the iconic spacecraft has a strong chance of enduring through the mid-2020s.”

Let’s hope so, because (1) we love Hubble, and it’s defined our perception of the universe for a generation, and (2) the James Webb Space Telescope doesn’t appear to be much closer to launching today than it was two years ago. It holds the promise of eclipsing Hubble in a real way, but we’ve got to get it up there first.

https://www.space.com/42983-hubble-space-telescope-five-more-years.html

 
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Originally posted on Twitter.

GS Jennsenspace, NASA, Hubble, missions