A large astromical optical telescope placed into orbit around the earth, from which, in the absence of absorption and distortion by the earth's atmosphere, clear high-resolution images of astronomical objects can be obtained in the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths. The telescope was launched into orbit on April 24, 1990. Since then the telescope has taken thousands of images, many of them unique, recording never before seen astronomical phenomena. Service missions were performed in 1993 and 1997, during which astronauts upgraded or replaced equipment on the telescope. Link to Hubble Telescope Information.
NASA's automated reflecting telescope in space, capable of observing with unprecendented accuracy radiation spanning the near-infrared, throughtout the visible, and into the deep ultraviolet parts of the electromagnetic spectrum; flagship of the Great Observatories.
Hubble orbits 600 kilometers (375 miles) above Earth, using excellent pointing precision, powerful optics, and state-of-the-art instruments to provide stunning views of the Universe that cannot be made using ground-based telescopes or other satellites. Hubble was originally designed in the 1970s and launched in 1990.
An Earth-orbiting optical, ultraviolet and near infrared space telescope with a 2.4 m primary mirror. Launched in 1990 it continues to produce stunning images and observations although its future is in doubt.
The first large optical telescope launched above the Earth's atmosphere and carrying instruments sensitive to visible and ultraviolet light. The telescope was built by NASA with major contributions from the European Space Agency, and was launched in April, 1990.
Telescope in orbit around Earth. Can obtain very high resolution images. Named after Edwin Hubble, an astronomer in the early twentieth century.
NASA's space telescope, which orbits 500 kilometers (310 miles) above Earth to observe the Universe. HST has taken more than 330,000 separate observations of the Universe, observed more than 25,000 astronomical targets, and to date has created a data archive of over 7.3 terabytes. HST is the first scientific mission of any kind that is specifically designed for routine servicing by spacewalking astronauts.
A powerful visible light telescope that is in orbit around the Earth. Named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953). Type of radiation: Visible Light
(HST; April 1990 - Present) The Hubble Space Telescope is an optical telescope launched by NASA. Hubble took the first image that associated a GRB with a potential host galaxy in 1997 (GRB 970228). http://www.stsci.edu/hst
The Hubble Space Telescope (or HST) is a powerful telescope in orbit around the Earth. HST transmits pictures and spectra of objects in space without the interference of the atmosphere (which makes telescopic images from the ground have less detail). It was launched into space in April 1990 and was repaired in December, 1993. It was named for the American astronomer Edwin Hubble.
A satellite launched by NASA in April, 1990. It is the largest telescope ever built to go into space. It is known as an astronomical observatory - in both senses of the word! Hubble is extremely powerful, able to look deep into space to study distant galaxies and stars.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a telescope in orbit around the Earth, named after astronomer Edwin Hubble. Its position outside the Earth's atmosphere provides significant advantages over ground based telescopes - images are not blurred by the atmosphere, there is no background light scattered from the atmosphere, and the Hubble can observe in ultra-violet light that is absorbed by the ozone layer. Since its launch in 1990, it has become one of the most important instruments in the history of astronomy.