The Hubble Space Telescope

Where is Hubble located?

In space, of course. More specifically, in low orbit around the Earth. Approximately 353 miles above Earth.


What part of the electromagnetic spectrum does it capture?

Visible Light, Near Ultraviolet, and Near Infrared.


Hubble Specs

43 in. long

24000 LBS.

Serviced by NASA

Some of the stuff the telescope saw!

Major Discoveries

Black Holes, Proto-Planetary Disks, presence of Extra-Solar bodies, Galaxies billions of light-years away.


What's so great about it?

NO BACKGROUND LIGHT!


Current Research/Maitenance

HubbleCast-A videocast that provides current scientific news regarding the Hubble telescope.


Still capturing images of space


Launch

Was sent into orbit by a space shuttle in 1990 and remains in operation in current day.


How is the data collected and used?

The data/images are woven together and sent from the Hubble telescope to a receiver on ground base. The images are then layered, doctored, and cleaned to see the things that are not visible to the naked eye. The data is used for scientific observations and information.