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The Hubble space telescope. By: Moses Devanesan . JANUARY 2010. What is the Hubble space telescope ?. The Hubble is a reflector telescope. The Hubble space telescope gives NASA clear views of objects in outer space. It also has instruments to capture and deliver images to NASA.

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the hubble space telescope

The Hubble space telescope

By: Moses Devanesan

JANUARY 2010

what is the hubble space telescope
What is the Hubble space telescope ?
  • The Hubble is a reflector telescope.
  • The Hubble space telescope gives NASA clear views of objects in outer space. It also has instruments to capture and deliver images to NASA.
  • The light collector mirror is as wide as 2.4m
  • The Hubble telescope is based on the Cassegrain telescope design.
  • It was named after Edwin Hubble , a great astronomer.
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Hubble…

….in action

hubble s accomplishment s
Hubble’s accomplishment’s
  • NASA now knows that the universe is 13.7 billion years old , thanks to Hubble.
  • Hubble showed NASA how planets are born.
  • Hubble sensed the firstorganic molecule on a planet outside our solar system.
  • The Hubble space telescope detected a supernova that suggests the universe started increasing it’s speed recently.
  • NASA now knows that almost every galaxy harbors super massive black holes.
fun facts about the hubble space telescope
Fun facts about the Hubble space telescope
  • Has been in outer space for 19 years.
  • Was supposed to be launched in 1985 , but was delayed due to the space shuttle Challenger's explosion.
  • Was about to break ,but the astronauts aboard the Endeavour repaired the solar arraysand the Hubble’s primary mirror
  • Space shuttle Discovery launched the Hubble into space
  • Sadly , the James Webb telescope will replace the Hubble space telescope in 2013.
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POP QUIZ!

What year was the Hubble

launched into space?

1990

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POP QUIZ! { continued}
  • Which space shuttle fixed the Hubble space telescope ?
  • The Endeavour
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POP QUIZ! { continued }
  • What telescope will replace the Hubble space telescope ?
  • The James Webb telescope in 2013