Hubble Space Telescope

About Hubble Space Telescope:

  • It is a space-borne observatory named after “Edwin Powell Hubble-an astronomer”, and is part of NASA’s “Great Observatories program.
  • It is a joint ESA,NASA project and was launched in 1990 into a low-Earth orbit 569 km above the ground.
  • It is the largest optical telescope ever launched into space.

Design: At the heart of Hubble are a 2.4 m primary mirror and a collection of five science instruments that work across the entire optical spectrum — from infrared, through the visible, to ultraviolet light.

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