Guide to Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space TelescopeThe Hubble Space Telescope is one of the greatest advancements in the history of astronomy and space technology. Launched in 1990, NASA’s ingenious space telescope has transmitted thousands of crystal-clear images back to earth, uncovering the mysteries of the universe’s age, quasars, galaxies and gamma ray bursts. Through the crystal clear images, scientists came to know about dark energy, the elusive force behind the universe’s expansion, the formation of the galaxy and the age of the universe.

Many people do not know the history of Hubble Space Telescope, or facts behind it's development and how it works. This guide has everything a Hubble enthusiast wants, from interesting facts to a timeline associated with the construction and launch of the Hubble telescope.

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