Based on new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA has promised to unveil next week a discovery that promises to expand our understanding of the universe. Not only that, but the new one will also open up a new field of research for Hubble and other space telescopes, including the new telescopes James Webb.
For now, NASA has kept the discovery a mystery, but according to the site outer spacethe novelty has received such adjectives as “exciting” and “exciting”, in addition to the possibility of being among the record books.
Since Hubble has a wide field of study—from exoplanets to galaxies—it’s hard to guess what this discovery will be. Therefore, we will have to wait for the official announcement from NASA until next Wednesday (30).
Hubble: 32 years of history
In March of this year, Hubble’s Advanced Research Camera (ACS) camera completed 20 years of operation, having been installed on the space telescope by astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia in 2002.
Using this tool, Hubble was able to produce more than 125,000 images, including the deepest images of the universe we have yet, showing what it looked like about 435 million years after the Big Bang and revealing the first objects that formed in the universe.
On April 24, Hubble will celebrate its 32nd anniversary in space, cementing its place as one of the most famous and successful instruments in the history of modern astronomy. Although the space telescope has been without a maintenance team for about 13 years, it has encountered A series of flaws in recent yearsNASA still hopes to make new discoveries with Hubble Until June 30, 2026 at least.
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