Hubble Telescope

Hubble Telescope

  • The Hubble Space Telescope is a telescope located at the outer edges of Earth's atmosphere.
  • It orbits the Earth every 100 minutes.
  • It was names after American astronomer Edwin Hubble.
  • It was launched on 24 April, 1990 from the space shuttle Discovery and has since led to several discoveries in astronomy.
  • The Hubble Telescope should remain in space for 20 years.
  • It cost 1.5 billion dollars.
  • The telescope has three cameras.
  • It uses two solar panels to generate electricity, which is mainly needed to power the cameras and the four large flywheels used or stabilise the telescope.
  • The Hubble Telescope transmits about 120 gigabytes of data every week.
  • The Hubble Telescope is able to lock onto an object that is is photographing. This allows it to remain steady in order to produce a near-perfect image.