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September 11th, 2014

Hubble Space Telescope

Our space theme continues! This time we have a great image of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, designed and built in the 1970′s and 80′s before finally launching in 1990 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-31. The telescope is housed in a small satellite and contains a 2.4 metre main mirror which provides light […]

Hubble Space Telescope

Our space theme continues! This time we have a great image of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, designed and built in the 1970′s and 80′s before finally launching in 1990 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-31. The telescope is housed in a small satellite and contains a 2.4 metre main mirror which provides light for four main instruments that observe in the visible, infrared and ultraviolet parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. The telescope has been repaired and upgraded five times since, most recently in 2009. The Hubble’s groundbreaking observations include the famous Deep Field South image, which showed many more galaxies than were initially thought to exist, or accurately determining the rate of the Universe’s expansion. This amazing image, taken from one of the Space Shuttle missions, makes an amazing wallpaper for any astronomer.

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