The End of Hubble Space Telescope?

400 years ago whatever we know about our Universe came through observations through naked eyes and theories of some Geniuses. And suddenly in 1610, Galileo looked towards the sky through his telescope. He awakened the world to draw a new perspective to see the universe. 




The Story

We discover Rings of Saturn, moons of Jupiter. We came to know about our own galaxy Milky Way is a collection of countless stars, not a cloud. It changes our perspective of how the Universe works. A scientific revolution takes place.

Telescopes were our guide to know everything. As the years' pass, telescopes grew in size and power to capture distance. They were placed as high as possible above the haze of the atmosphere. 

Hubble, the observatory, is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, the ultimate mountaintop. It was above the distortion of pollution and sky, above rain clouds and light pollution. Hubble showed an unobstructed view of the Universe. It has observed distant galaxies and planets in our solar system. Hubble's launch and deployment in April 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope. 


But, like every machine Hubble must have an expiry date. So, what is the period of the Hubble Space Telescope? When it will be decommissioned?


The Twist

Scientists were aware of the fact that Hubble will surely have an end-date. And that date will be noticed as the biggest loss in the field of Astronomy and Space Science. 

Scientists at NASA played a brain game here, they were not only preparing for another Space Telescope but also servicing the existing one. Thanks to five servicing missions and more than 25 years of operation, our view of the universe and our place within it has never been the same. 


The End Notes

Hubble Space Telescope is not the same as it was on its launch time. The five servicing missions have also upgraded its capabilities to look more aggressively into the deepness of the Universe. Well, I should end this article here and wait for your views on Hubble. Hubble has celebrated its recent birthday on April 24 in a coronavirus free environment. Well, that was funny enough. Hope you'll join us on The Notes to learn new things about Science and Tech daily.

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