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Hubble Space Telescope

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Rebekah Daily

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Hubble Space Telescope
By Rebekah Daily & Christiana Martinez

Works Cited
"Hubble Space Telescope: Ten Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know." Astronotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2013.
Hubble is one of NASA's most successful and long-lasting science missions.
What discoveries have been made?
According to NASA, "Hubble played a key role in discovering that a mysterious form of energy called dark energy is acting like a cosmic gas pedal, accelerating the universe's expansion rate. Dark energy shoves galaxies away from each other at ever-increasing speeds and works in opposition to gravity." Hubble's observations of supernovas helped reveal that the mysterious energy is a constant presence in the universe.
"Facts about Hubble Space Telescope." Facts about Hubble Space Telescope. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2013.
The Hubble is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space.
The Hubble is a telescope that orbits Earth. Its position above the atmosphere, which distorts and blocks the light that reaches our planet, gives it a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that of ground-based telescopes.
Where is the Hubble found?
Hubble's Observations of Supernovas
What are the current and future research projects?
November 14, 2013:
According to the Hubble Telescope, observations of the Milky Way's siblings the night sky must have looked emptier in the distant past, when our galaxy was still under construction.
The vast majority of our Milky Way's stars had not yet been born. Yet the heavens were ablaze with a firestorm of new star formation. By tracing the Milky Way's siblings, astronomers find that our galaxy built up most of its stars between 11 billion and 7 billion years ago.
The Hubble telescope's superb resolving power allowed the researchers to study how the structure of Milky Way-like galaxies changed over time. The observations suggest that our galaxy's flat disk and central bulge grew simultaneously into the majestic spiral galaxy of today.
Images of the Hubble Space Telescope's best pictures -- pictured is a galaxy, a nebula, distant stars, planents, and the cosmos.
Fun Fact!
The Hubble telescope is in the final phase of its life. Sometime after 2014 failure of its vital systems will render it useless. Unless some kind of rescue is made, which is pretty unlikely, it will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up sometime between 2019 and 2030. Goodbye Hubble, we’ll miss you!

The Hubble Space Telescope is named after the famous American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble, who discovered the theory of expansion of the universe.
Another Fun Fact!
The HST is bigger than you might think. It weighs 11 tonnes and is 15.9 m long. That’s nearly as long as a couple of Routemaster doubledecker buses (8.4m).

WOW! Another Fun Fact?
The Hubble finishes one complete rotation around the Earth, in just 97 minutes, with a speed of 5 miles per second.
Spiral M10 Galaxy taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) doesn’t use as much power as you think. It uses about 2800 watts, while a typical kitchen kettle is rated at 2200 watts. Hubble gets its power from a couple of solar panels (each 2.6 x 7.1 m).
Works Cited
Dunbar, Brian. "Hubble Space Telescope." NASA. NASA, 20 Nov. 2007. Web. 21 Nov. 2013

"Hubble Essentials." HubbleSite. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2013.
"Hubble's Top Ten Discoveries." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2013.

"Hubble Reveals First Scrapbook Pictures of Milky Way's Formative Years." HubbleSite. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2013.

"Diagram of Hubble." Www.spacetelescope.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2013.
3 questions
1. Who discovered the Hubble Telescope?
2.How long does it take for the Hubble to make a complete rotation around the earth?
3. Will the Hubble die before 2030?
1. Edwin P. Hubble
2. 97 minutes at 5 miles per an second
3. Yes.
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