Hubble is Falling Back to Earth

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We’ve all played games that deal with re-entry into Earths atmosphere. But what many don’t know is that there’s no boundary line as to where the atmosphere actually ends.
High solar activity heats up our upper atmosphere expanding its reach and increases drag on the Hubble telescope.
NASA has some tricks up its sleeve to preserve Hubble but time is running out.

Sources:

What is the Hubble Telescope
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-the-hubble-space-telecope-58.html

NASA Hubble story
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/story/index.html

Hubble essentials
http://hubble.stsci.edu/the_telescope/hubble_essentials/

Bubble Nebula animation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teJ01WXYp6M

Sculpture Garden of Gas and Dust: Core of the Lagoon Nebula
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhpMyaJ3ahc

Hubble Servicing missions overview
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/index.html

STS-129 HD Landing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rfmb3uuLE8

HST SM4 Changeout
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10271

Soft Capture Docking Mechanism
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/main/SCRS_FS_HTML.html

Hubble Telescope status 2016 PDF
http://www.stsci.edu/hst/proposing/panel/Cycle24-HST-status.pdf

Hubble telescope EVA review
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/dallas/aes/IEEE-AESS-Dallas-NASA-HST-Overview-10Nov2011.pdf

Forbes the HST is falling
https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/10/18/the-hubble-space-telescope-is-falling/#57a068c87f04

CBS Will Hubble last another 5 years
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/will-hubble-space-telescope-last-another-5-years/

Space com How Hubble will die
https://www.space.com/29206-how-will-hubble-space-telescope-die.html
SDO year 4
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11460

Restore-L
https://sspd.gsfc.nasa.gov/restore-L.html

RAVEN
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12501
https://sspd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Raven.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1995.html

NASA’s new planet hunter TESS
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12850

Webb vs Hubble comparison
https://jwst.nasa.gov/comparison_about.html
Hubble inspires our inner explorer
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12766

Hubble sees rare light echo
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30513

Hubble Frontier Field
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12596

Hubble explores final frontier
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12324

Hubble views the solar system planets
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12260

Galaxy without dark matter
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12907

Hubble memorable moments
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11822

Dellingr Cube sat studing the sun and earth upper atmosphere
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12602

AGU Ionosphere Press Conference
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12457

Meet ICON Earths airglow explorer
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12699

Solar Flares affect Low Earth Orbits
https://www.natureasia.com/en/nindia/article/10.1038/nindia.2015.79

JJ Hermes twitter
https://twitter.com/jotajotahermes/status/981276876177014784/photo/1

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Comments

Sirius Scepter says:

Great video. Thanks

David Murphy says:

I appreciate you'd like your channel to grow but did the title really have to be so clickbaity? Also, we're approaching solar minimum which combined with increased carbon dioxide means the upper atmosphere is cooling so your "density increasing" argument is false. It's absolutely true that Hubble is coming to the end of its life and that's worth an episode but as a popular science channel you have a duty to report to the layman accurately.

Zaznayka74 says:

Sometimes it is sad to realise most of the big and famous space exploration missions happened in 70's and 80's… Right now either they are covered worse, or there is nothing this grand happening anymore… Or maybe it seems like this, because when we look back we can see the events together at the same time, but for those who lived through them it had the same amount of time passing like for us between Curiosity, Pluto photos and falling into Saturn…
Hmmmm

Hetseeker says:

Satellites like the Hubble, voyager 1 & 2 probes, shows us how minuscule humans are compared to the size of our actual size of our galaxy is, where’s billions of billions of stars. We are just a grain of sand amongst this vast desert of stars.

Karl Max says:

you should have your own TV show dude, thanks for your great vids. Are you still responding to every Comment?

stfupaco says:

another great and edifying vid from Mars the Great! Thanks man.

David Clarkson says:

It’s like Apollo Skylab all over again. The Skylab space station had the same problem, the atmospheric drag had increased in the same way and was bringing it down, they had retired all the Apollo hardware that they could have used to reboost it, space shuttle wasn’t ready in time and it reentered in 1979 near Perth Australia.

PESKYWAABBIT says:

An absolutely amazing video. Keep it up.

Dave Merrick says:

The Hubble launch was the first newscast I ever did. A lot has happened back here on earth since then. Thanks for the knowledge, old friend.

Lords Of Elite says:

MARS!!! HOW YA DOIN BUDDY

Marrow says:

Dammit Hubble, now I can't jerk off to Betelgeuse in 144p

Troy Liebel says:

I work at Boeing on the Commercial Crew program and I was discussing this with some of my coworkers that have been in the industry for a while. Apparently Boeing pitched the commercial crew vehicle as a multipurpose craft that could perform a safe de-orbit of the Hubble, but NASA was not interested. I don't know details as I was not on the program back when that pitch happened, but from what I can tell, NASA might just be winging it and waiting for the problem to get worse to address the situation. Obviously I don't know for sure, just water-cooler type of chatter at the office.

Christine McNeill says:

mars should of had a mike since the start of g.j . he is a nice presentator 🙂 more vids like this please

PatWick says:

if we were to colonize mars who would go? I know I would anyone else?

Icarus Maru says:

I do hope that if they manage to preserve it upon landing they can at least put it at a museum so that this important piece of history could be kept alive for years upon years to come.

Moss says:

Shit I did not know :'( Excellent video as always Mars, thanks.

A Soviet Tank says:

God I hope James Webb's launch goes smoothly.

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