The Hubble Space Telescope just turned 30, and it’s working better than ever

The Hubble Space Telescope just turned 30, and it’s working better than ever

It’s hard to overstate—or even state—how deeply Hubble has transformed astronomy with its eagle eye. Free from the blurring effects of Earth’s atmosphere, the telescope can do the equivalent of spotting clouds of fireflies in Tokyo from Washington D.C., or seeing an individual human hair from a mile away.

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Seekster
Seekster 0 months

What was nearly a disaster was saved thanks to the manned space program. In addition to all of the wonderous thing Hubble has allowed us to see, it is a reminder of why having the capacity for manned spaceflight is necessary.

Anony
Anony 0 months

Hubble has given us many great images of deep space; those images have told us innumerable things about the universe and distant galaxies. Although Hubble is amazing, I can't wait for the James Webb Space Telescope to be launched and operational. With a mirror that is 2.7 times larger in diameter, and being more sensitive with infrared, the JWST will see things Hubble can't. Hopefully there are no more delays and it will actually launch in 2021 as is the current plan. Also, here's a comparison between Hubble's mirror and the JWST: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/42/JWST-HST-primary-mirrors.svg/440px-JWST-HST-primary-mirrors.svg.png

NPC #2
NPC #2 0 months

Happy Birthday

Brent
Brent 0 months

Fantastic Hubble, a magnificent achievement!

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