NASA forced to push back launch of Hubble’s successor
We're going to have to wait a little bit longer to see glorious new photos of the most impressive sights in space. NASA's top-of-the-line James Webb Space Telescope, originally scheduled to head skyward in October 2018, has been grounded for a bit longer, and will now make its trip into space in Spring of 2019, assuming everything works out.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a glorious instrument of science, and it's also delivered some of the most breathtaking images of celestial bodies that humanity has ever seen. It's also really, really old. You wouldn't know it from its fantastic photographs, but it's actually been floating around Earth since 1990, and telescope technology has come a long way since then.
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