The Hubble Space Telescope

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The Hubble Space Telescope

This video you will show you some of the amazing images of the universe that the Hubble Space Telescope has captured! It is an an innovation because we could never get these kind of images with a telescope that is on the surface of the Earth!

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched by NASA in 1990. It is quite different from other telescopes on Earth because it can get a much better view of space. Since it is held in orbit by the Earth's gravity about 600 kilometers above ground, there is very little atmosphere to get in the way and make the image blurry so it can see much further. It is always pointed at space, away from the Earth. All Hubble images start as black and white prints. Then, color is added. There are a few reasons why scientists add color. One is that they want to show how the subject might look to our eyes. Another reason is to bring attention to details we might not be able to see. The Hubble Space Telescope connects us to places that we never knew existed. It allows us to look for new galaxies, possible Earth-like planets and black holes. It gives humans a much better understanding of what is out there in the deepest parts of space!

The Hubble Space Telescope is named after Edwin Hubble, a famous astronomer. He was the first to come up with the idea that the universe extends far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy.


Below you can see the many parts that make up the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Hubble Space Telescope

Maybe we'll find aliens someday. Who knows?


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