Happy Birthday, Hubble Telescope!

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The News: NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) launched The Hubble Space Telescope into low earth orbit 30 years ago on April 24, 1990. This telescope is very powerful and has sent home many images from its travels over time. These have provided scientists and us glimpses into the universe that we would never have had otherwise. This data and these images have helped scientists to understand our galaxy and surroundings much better.

For instance, it has helped us to understand that the universe is about 14 billion years old, and has given us an idea of its size.

Fun Facts: NASA says that the Hubble Telescope is as long as a school bus, is solar powered, and weighs as much as two adult elephants!

NASA says that the Hubble Telescope will definitely be helping us discover the universe for some more years.

Check out this clip that shows you some of the mystery and magic of this amazing instrument:


Written by: Sunaina Murthy

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