Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a NASA space telescope that was carried into orbit by a space shuttle in 1990 and remains in operation. A 2.4 meter (7.9 ft) aperture telescope in low Earth orbit, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the near ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared. The telescope is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble.

Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely sharp images with almost no background light. Hubble's Ultra Deep Field image, for instance, is the most detailed visible-light image ever made of the universe's most distant objects. Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining the rate of expansion of the universe. (from

Hubble - 15 Years of Discovery (2005)

Hubble - 15 Years of Discovery is a documentary film produced by the European Space Agency (ESA) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It explains all aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope: the birth of the concept of space telescope; launching the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 and fixing early problems on it; and fascinating facts about our universe uncovered by it.

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