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The Hubble Space Telescope Is Falling (Synopsis)
-Dalai LamaOrbiting at hundreds of miles above Earth’s atmosphere, you’d think the Hubble Space Telescope would be safe and stable for a long time. But despite our definitions, Earth’s atmosphere doesn’t “end” and space doesn’t “begin” when we get 60 miles (100 kilometers) up. It’s the fourth (of five) layers that contains the Hubble Space Telescope: the thermosphere. The layers of Earth's atmosphere, as shown here to scale, go up far higher than the typically-defined boundary of space. Come learn how the Hubble Space Telescope is falling, what we can do, and why we need to act now.
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