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The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has captured the farthest-ever view into the universe, a photo that reveals thousands of galaxies 13.4 billion of light-years away. Hubble telescope situated of the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster in the westernmost region.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HsT)

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Hubble Space Telescopes

Key highlights:

  • Hubble space telescope launched by NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) in 1990.
  • It is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble
  • It sits between lenticular and spiral shapes.
  • The picture, called eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, of Hubble telescope views of one patch of sky combines 10 years
  • The Hubble Space Telescope has taken an astounding 20 years, and in that time it has revolutionized our understanding of the universe.
  • A galaxy far away has shattered the cosmic distance record set by astronomers.
  • Astronomers measured the distance to the galaxy, known as GN-z11, by splitting its light up into its component colours

Hubble Space Telescope:

Table Contain Shows Hubble Space Telescope
Mission typeAstronomy
OperatorNASA · ESA · STScI
Mission durationElapsed: 26 years, 10 months, 9 days
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerLockheed (spacecraft)

Perkin-Elmer (optics)

Launch mass11,110 kg (24,490 lb)
Dimensions13.2 × 4.2 m (43.3 × 13.8 ft)
Power2,800 watts
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 24,1990, 12: 33: 51 UTC
RocketSpace Shuttle Discovery (STS-31)
Launch siteKennedy LC-39B
End of missionEstimated 2030 - 2040

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The Hubble Facts

- Published/Last Modified on: March 16, 2017


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