Deep Space Photo’s : Hubble’s Greatest Hits

19 Aug

The $1.5 billion Hubble rocketed to space aboard the space shuttle Discoveryon April 24, 1990. It’s named after Edwin Hubble, a pioneering American astronomer who furthered our understanding of other galaxies and demonstrated that the universe is continually expanding.

About the size of a large school bus, the Hubble orbits at a speed of five miles per second, 353 miles above Earth. At that velocity it can cross the United States in about 10 minutes and circle the globe in an hour and a half.

2 Responses to “Deep Space Photo’s : Hubble’s Greatest Hits”

  1. zookyshirts August 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Phenomenal images. The Hubble images continue to amaze me — there are countless fascinating things out there in space.

  2. Emad August 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Nice photo !

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