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The Hubble

about the telescope in space

jimmy nham

on 8 July 2013

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Transcript of The Hubble

By Jimmy Nham, Nathan Truong, Jessica Luong, Courtney Zammit The Hubble photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli The Hubble is a space telescope that was in orbit in 1990, it was named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble. the space telescope was introduced as early as 1923 and proposed it's launch in 1983 but due to financial and technical delays, it was launched in 1993. Between 1993 and 2002 there were 4 missions to upgraded and repaired, the fifth mission was canceled due to the Columbia disaster when the space shuttle disintegrated and killed 7 crew members in 1st February 2003 About the Hubble In this presentation we will be describing how the Hubble has helped society understand the universe. Edwin's contribution An important discovery The primary mission of the Hubble was to measure distances to Cepheid variable (a member of a class of a luminous variable star ) and the rate at which the universe is expanding. the accuracy of the Hubble was +/- 10% which was considered more accurate than other techniques. Text and video (99.99% of work) - Jimmy
Information- Nathan
Editing- Courtney & Jess
Dancing and farting(in video)- all Jess. credit The collision of the comet shoemaker-levy 9 with Jupiter was a fortunate for the astronomers. The collision came right after the improvements of the Hubble. They were able to take a deeper image of Jupiter and the collision of a comet. The event is said to happen every century. They were able to gather evidences of the presences of extra-solar planets around sun-like stars Another important discovery
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