Officials with the Hubble Space Telescope program have some new science to share on Wednesday (March 30).
NASA’s statement promises “one for record books” and an “exciting new observation” from the nearly 32-year-old telescope. It is difficult to guess what this discovery was, given that Hubble Space TelescopeWork extends from exoplanets to galaxies to measure universe expansion. (This last part got the Multiple Monitoring Team A Nobel prize.)
NASA provided little information other than promising that “the Hubble result not only expands our understanding of the universe, but also creates an exciting area of research for Hubble’s future work with the newly launched NASA.” James Webb Space Telescope. “
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Webb was launched on December 25th and is alignment its tools and mirrors to prepare for the monitoring work scheduled to begin in June. Hubble is about to celebrate another anniversary of its deployment from the Space Shuttle Discovery On April 25, 1990.
Scientists from the Webb Telescope team have shed light in recent months on how decades of Hubble’s observations acted as the way forward for the newly launched telescope.
Although Webb is considered a successor to Hubble, NASA expects Hubble to remain operational until at least 2020, officials said. However, Hubble experienced a problem in October 2021 that left its devices unplugged for several weeks, but Back to full operations in December. The observatory also recovered from a Very serious glitch In July 2021.
astronauts aboard Space ship It used to serve Hubble every few years, but that work was halted when the space shuttle program was discontinued in 2011 Last service mission to Hubble was in 2009.
Webb is not expected to benefit from such visits, as he is very far away, and operates at a stable gravitational point called Lagrange 2930,000 miles (1.5 million km) from Earth.
Many of the latest Hubble images have to do with galaxies. A couple of examples include checking A spiral galaxy who underlies part of the Virgo group (which we have Milky Way is also a part), photographing Dusty “eye” Another galaxy similar to ours.
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