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Should We Keep the Hubble Telescope Alive or Let It Crash and Burn?

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The shiny, new James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch soon, but what’s going to happen to Hubble?

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How Will the Hubble Space Telescope Die?
“While Hubble is healthy now, the telescope — a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency — is not immortal. Serious problems could conceivably crop up in a number of different Hubble systems.”

The James Webb Space Telescope Will Truly Do What Hubble Only Dreamed Of
“The James Webb Space Telescope will teach us an incredible amount about the Universe, including further details about how stars form, what the earliest stellar populations look like, will show us gas giants and rogue planets in unprecedented detail and will tell us what made up the Universe at any given time in the past.”

Webb vs Hubble Telescope
“Webb often gets called the replacement for Hubble, but we prefer to call it a successor. After all, Webb is the scientific successor to Hubble; its science goals were motivated by results from Hubble.”


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