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Hubble Space Telescope: the most fascinating facts you don't know about

The HST is a huge achievement of mankind. It allows us to learn more about outer space and the furthest galaxies. However, do you know something about the telescope that helped to disclose so many secrets about cosmos?



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What are your thoughts on this subject?
38 Comments
Ed Bona
It will burn up once it enters our atmosphere.
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Dec 10, 2016 9:50PM
Darlene Davidson
Hope Hubble doesn't crash.
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Jan 7, 2021 8:17PM
gjbrodkey
Excellent info!
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Nov 26, 2019 12:14PM
Janet Poor
That's one heavy awesome thing!!!AMAZING!!!
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Nov 16, 2019 9:29PM
Lynne Cage
Very interesting thnx 👍🏼
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Aug 27, 2019 4:50AM
Robert Styles
Blow it up so it pieces not whole
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Jul 24, 2019 11:59PM
Ian Swindale
Many of the "photos" taken by this remarkable telescope/camera are themselves truly amazing. The one that I find incredible is the Eagle Nebula with its 4 iconic pillars of dust that look as though they are some miles high the resolution of the "photo" is so clear. Yet they are 10 light years tall (nearly 51 trillion miles!!!!). The nebula is on its last legs and in some 1000 years disaster will happen when super heated gas from a supernova will slam into the nebula and the pillars which are already eroding will topple and be "washed away".
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Jul 21, 2019 5:34AM
Diane Thompson
Rich Davis, Awesome! Good to have family that is involved in universal projects. Everything about outer space is extremely interesting. Watch the DVD "Indescribable". It shows how great God is in and through His universe.
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May 8, 2019 11:08AM
Rich Davis
My aunt is a great niece of Edwin Hubble and was invited by NASA along with the rest of her family to Cape Canaveral for the launch of the telescope. Pretty cool.
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Apr 19, 2019 3:57PM
hector tubens
Fascinating information
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Apr 8, 2019 4:57PM
Ian Swindale
The pictures the telescope transmits back to earth are truly amazing, such as the Horsehead Nebula which is 1.5 kilo light away and 4 light years across (almost unbelievable distances when you consider a light year is 9,460,730,472,581 kms away!!!) or the Eagle Nebula (which is 70 kilo light years away and 40 light years in diameter) and which is one of the best known pictures taken by the telescope. A kilo light year is a light year multiplied by 1,000!!!!!
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May 7, 2018 5:28AM
Ron Barnes
Great information. Why can't the telescope be captured and moved to a higher orbit to lengthen it's life in space? 😊
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Mar 28, 2018 8:18PM
Linda Spreng
Super telescope! I've had a great life, if Hubble gets me so much the better. Will be an interesting anecdote to share with my family already in heaven.
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Feb 11, 2018 7:30PM
Barbara Glasper
williamrlaughlin, I hope so
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Jan 9, 2018 11:17PM
Barbara Glasper
Ed Bona, I hope so
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Jan 9, 2018 11:15PM
Barbara Glasper
Crashing down to earth?! Scary! Hope it doesn't hurt anyone!!
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Jan 9, 2018 11:14PM

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