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CTV Winnipeg: As the Hubble Telescope’s life nears an end, a new telescope could soon be ready out of Winnipeg

January 23, 2024 — 

For more than 30 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has been peering into the cosmos and sending back dazzling pictures of stars, supernovas and black holes.

“The world’s most brilliant astronomers do miracles with this observatory,” said David Leckrone, the former Hubble Senior Project Scientist. “My jaw keeps dropping lower and lower with each new discovery.”

But it’s now nearing the end of its life.

The telescope’s orbit is slowly decaying and without help, it could burn up in the atmosphere.

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