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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)

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

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Hubble Space telescopes

Hubble Space Telescopes

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

Table contain shows Hubble Space Telescope

Mission type

Astronomy

Operator

NASA · ESA · STScI

Mission duration

Elapsed: 26 years, 10 months, 9 days

Spacecraft properties

Manufacturer

Lockheed (spacecraft)

Perkin-Elmer (optics)

Launch mass

11, 110 kg (24, 490 lb)

Dimensions

13.2 × 4.2 m (43.3 × 13.8 ft)

Power

2, 800 watts

Start of mission

Launch date

April 24, 1990, 12: 33: 51 UTC

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31)

Launch site

Kennedy LC-39B

End of mission

Estimated 2030–2040

Hubble Facts:

Image of the Hubble facts

Image of the Hubble Facts

Image of the Hubble facts

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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