May 03, 2017 11:55 AM EDT
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) just recently made another thrilling discovery in the outer space. This time around, it detected a bright shining lizard star hiding in a constellation that could be added as another breakthrough in space studies. Aside from that, NASA reportedly will retire the HST and replace it with an upgraded one.
Hubble Space Telescope has been an instrumental equipment for NASA the past decades. With key contribution from the European Space Agency, it was launched in Earth's orbit in 1990 as an important research tool for astronomy. Now, it already helped the space agency discover and unearth many space objects that were only an imagination in the earlier time.
Hubble Space Telescope also guided space experts of NASA to understand so much about the universe and other moving entity in space. And now, it has uncovered another breakthrough finding in space investigation from an unheard constellation.
According to NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope captures an image of another galaxy named NGC 7250 having a space activity. The overflowing bright star formation on it has taking an appeal with scientists and astronomers. Supernova explosion was also spotted on the galaxy's background and its discovery is all because of the luminous star right next to it.
The bright star that the Hubble Space Telescope was also able to take the image of is named TYC 3203-450-1. The said star is located in the constellation of Lacerta, which they called The Lizard. It's bright and shining characteristic paves the way to discover the galaxy NGC 7250 and the events surrounding the said galaxy.
However, it seems that the Hubble Space Telescope will only have a little time to serve NASA. According to Geek, the US space agency is planning to decommission the 30-year old space telescope and replace it with a newer one. And it appears the replacement is almost ready to be deployed.
NASA already released the photo of the James Webb Telescope, the alleged advance version of the Hubble Space Telescope, this week and if all goes well they are planning to launch it next year. Though the main telescope is still under construction, the body of the telescope is already done where it will be transported to Houston for further examination and screening before deploying it in space.
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