Hubble Space Telescope Facts

Hubble Space Telescope Facts
Since the beginning of human civilizations, we have been studying the night sky. In 1990, we finally launched a telescope into outer space that would give us more information about our galaxy. This telescope is the Hubble Space Telescope and it has been orbiting around in space for over 20 years.
Interesting Hubble Space Telescope Facts:
The Hubble Space Telescope weighs 24,250 pounds.
The Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to retire in 2014.
The Hubble Space Telescope is 43 feet long.
The Hubble Space Telescope is considered a reflecting telescope because it uses mirrors to capture images.
The replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, is scheduled to launch sometime in 2018.
The Hubble Space Telescope is traveling at about 5 miles per second.
The Sun supplies the Hubble Space Telescope with energy through its solar panels.
The Hubble Space Telescope is named after Dr. Hubble who provided evidence for the occurrence of the Big Bang Theory.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbits about 353 miles above Earth.
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit by the Space Shuttle.
The storage capacity of the Hubble Space Telescope is about the same as 20 car batteries.
The Hubble Space Telescopes captures and transmits colorful images of objects in space such as dying stars and other galaxies.
It took 50 years for the Hubble Space Telescope to be developed, built, and launched after the idea was first introduced.
Although the Hubble Space Telescope can observe many things in space, it cannot observe the Sun or Mercury.
The Hubble Space Telescope is almost the same size as a school bus.


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