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About the Hubble Space Telescope

Description of the Hubble

Deployed on April 25, 1990, the Hubble Telescope is a giant observatory aboard a spacecraft. It can make observations of the universe using visible, near-ultraviolet and near-infrared light spectra above the filtering effect of earth's atmosphere. Because of its ability to capture faint light in fine detail and the precision of its observations the Hubble Space Telescope is rapidly expanding astronomers understanding of the cosmos.

About the Planets

Planets to be Observed

The Live from the Hubble Space Telescope observations are targeted for March 1996 when 4 planets - Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - will be in a position for observation by the telescope. The planets Neptune and Pluto were selected (via the Great Planet Debate) as targets for observations by students.
  • Neptune: 2 orbits

  • Pluto: 1 orbit

  • Jupiter: 1 orbit courtesy of Planet Advocate Reta Beebe

  • Uranus: Considered but not selected

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