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Hubble

Hubble

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Hubble
Hubble
The Hubble Space Telescope is a robotic telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope is a robotic telescope
located on the outer edge of the atmosphere, in circular
located on the outer edge of the atmosphere, in circular
orbit around the Earth at 593 km above sea level, with an
orbit around the Earth at 593 km above sea level, with an
orbital period between 96 and 97 minutes at a speed
orbital period between 96 and 97 minutes at a speed
28,000 km / h. Named as a tribute to Edwin Hubble, was
28,000 km / h. Named as a tribute to Edwin Hubble, was
launched into orbit on 24 April 1990 as a joint project of
launched into orbit on 24 April 1990 as a joint project of
NASA and ESA, thus inaugurating the Great
NASA and ESA, thus inaugurating the Great
Observatories program.
Observatories program.
Cylindrically shaped Hubble weighs 11 tons. Its length is
Cylindrically shaped Hubble weighs 11 tons. Its length is
13.2 m and its maximum diameter is 4.2 meters.
13.2 m and its maximum diameter is 4.2 meters.
The telescope can obtain images with higher optical
The telescope can obtain images with higher optical
resolution
resolution
0.1 seconds of arc.
0.1 seconds of arc.

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