Hubble Telescope. Exploring the far reaches of the universe. By Blake Shaffer. The Launch. Named after American Astronomer Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953). Hubble was launched in 1990 and orbits the earth. NASA’s most successful and long lasting science mission. Hubble has helped determine;
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Exploring the far reaches of the universe.
By Blake Shaffer
-Amongst it’s many discoveries, Hubble revealed the age of the universe to around 13-14 billion years old.
-Dark energy is a mysterious force that causes the expansion of the universe
-Shown scientists galaxies in all stages of evolution
-Found protoplanetary disks, which likely function as birthing place for new planets